Sunday, October 01, 2006

Down So Low

For all my low opinion of Republican politicians, I'm genuinely shocked that some of them, including the House Speaker Dennis Hastert (IL) and Majority Leader John Boehner (Ohio), as well as the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee Tom Reynolds (NY), have been covering up for a sexual predator. Not in a million years would I have expected them to do this. Oh, and let's throw in Reps. Rodney Alexander (LA) and John Shimkus (IL), making it an even five congressman involved in this coverup.

That's beyond unreal. And beyond vile.



Jeri said...

It doesn't surprise me at all. If Catholic bishops can do it, why not politicians? When the priority is "Protect your own at all costs," doing the right thing is rarely the choice.

Greg! said...

Doesn't surprise me, either. Not one bit. Jeri's right: it's all about protecting their own. Of course, now that it's come to light the Republicants are all about cut-and-run. Cut Foley loose, throw him to the media sharks, and get as much distance as you can as quickly as possible. The "at all costs" part of the policy only applies so long as the risk to the many isn't too severe.