It's hard to believe that it has been just over a year since Mark Foley's "problem" came to light. And just over a year since Tom Reynolds (R, NY-26) decided he needed to hold a press conference to point out that he wasn't in the wrong for not doing anything about Foley's solicitation of children. The denial of any wrong-doing was not so surprising (he does have an R after his name, afterall, and denials are as free flowing for them as de Nile). What was bizarre was the number of children he surrounded himself with at the press conference. This was blogged by a number of people (see http://tpmelectioncentral.com/...
or http://www.americablog.com/... if you want to see the pictures or clips from the event. This occured about a week after the Foley scandal broke on Sept 24, 2007.
Now, fast-forward one year and one day to September 25, 2007 and the roll call vote for the SCHIP bill in the House. Seeing that he is so pro-child, his vote on this bill? NAY. Do uninsured sick kids make better props?
Now go forward a bit more to Wednesday, and the veto override...Reynolds has one more chance to prove he thinks kids are more than props...What does he do? Three guesses and the first two don't count.
I just hope that in the next press conference someone asks him where the kids are and if they have insurance. Reynolds should have done something to protect the kids Foley was after and he should have voted for the SCHIP bill to protect kids also. This pretty much sums up the Republican Party.