I think we've got a disinformation thread forming in the MSM.
We can all almost smell it coming. Some Democrat somewhere is going to be shown to have known about Foley's homosexuality.
But that simply isn't a point. Even a proclivity for young men of age is not the point. Because that's legal, and there's nothing that should be exposed about dating younger people of age... it would be totally unethical to trash someone's life for doing nothing illegal.
But that's totally different than knowing about these specific emails and IM's about underage boys... which is a wholly Republican owned scandal.
So beware. I'm starting to sniff the cowards in the MSM looking for an out.
"Mark Foley knew that he could get away with this type of behavior with male pages because he was a congressman," said Beck-Heyman, who later worked in the Clinton White House and on Sen. John F. Kerry's presidential campaign. "But many people on Capitol Hill," including many Republican staffers, "have known for over 11 years about what was going on and chose to do nothing," he said.
Knowing he was gay and liked younger guys is NOT THE POINT!
Knowing he actually factually asked out guys under 16 IS the point.
Lots of Republicans will try to make this about some Democrat somewhere who knew Foley liked younger guys and made veiled flirtations with pages. But until Foley broke the law and followed up on his "humor," there's no there there for Democrats to out.
It's NOT THE SAME as knowing the specific information (the emails and IM's) that proved he actually followed up on his veiled insinuation with more concrete stuff.
I guarantee that's how they'll try to muddy this for the stupid.
They'll try to create the idea (like with Plame) that since everybody knew something about this person, that that something was the critical issue.
And it's not.
Hastert and the Republicans covered up the emails and the IM's and that's the point... because that's the evidence.
Republicans are the ONLY ones who deserve blame here. Period.