Ohhhhhh, That Explains It…

Foley’s not a pedophile, he’s now gay.

Attorney: Clergyman molested Foley as teen

Foley’s attorney, David Roth, said Foley had never had sexual contact with a minor and said any assertion that Foley is a pedophile is “categorically false.”

Roth added that “Mark Foley wants you to know he is a gay man.”

Well that makes sense. Everyone knows that gay people will, without exception and uncontrollably, prey on kids. Which is why their behavior needs to be criminalized. Foley’s a black eye to the GOP no matter what, but at least now he can do them the favor of exemplifying the Gay Menace.

These people.

Also, here’s the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee literally hiding behind children at a press conference.

The defenders of decency, folks.

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12 Responses to Ohhhhhh, That Explains It…

  1. David Thiel says:

    He’s also alcoholic and was himself molested as a teen, by a clergyman, no less. Pretty soon he’s going to admit to having a wooden leg and a mother who smoked weed while he was in the womb.

    I loved the clip of the reporters requesting that Reynolds ask the children to leave the room.

  2. Charlie says:

    I like how he checked himself into rehab for “alcoholism and other behavioral problems” and then announced he was gay as if that was the behavioral problem.

    Next up….let’s make all the gay people wear tracking devices and monitor all communciations that they have since they are after our children. Bah, as if the majority of us would even consider such. I’ve found it to be quite the opposite. I think most of us would come down harder on a pedophile than straight people would.

  3. pronoblem says:

    I was listening to Drudge on the radio late night the other day and he claimed that Foley was seduced and that 16 is the age of consent in DC so Foley is not a pedophile by law.

    Also, FOX News claims he is a Democrat:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn7qCzV5sNM

  4. David Thiel says:

    I think that folks are making too much of the FOX News gaffe. Yeah, it automatically raises red flags due to the source, but I’ve been in the TV biz for a couple of decades now and know that it’s all too easy for dumb mistakes like that to make the air. It was corrected for the rebroadcast, which some say is FOX covering their tracks, but honestly, that’s what they should do.

    The age of consent thing might get him off the legal hook, but that depends on where both parties were at the time of the exchange. If the conversation crossed state lines, the fact that 16 is legal in Washington won’t matter.

    What was funnier to me was Ben Stein trying to equate this with Clinton and Monica; he made reference to her as a “barely-legal intern.” Ben, I can’t think of a single state in which the age of consent is 24.

    Legal or not, it’s gonna make a lot of folks uncomfortable nonetheless.

  5. David Thiel says:

    My apologies, my comment wasn’t directed at you. The Huffington Post (which I read every day) has it prominently posted on its front page, and others are jumping on this as if it’s proof of a deliberate attempt to fool voters. Suspicion isn’t unwarranted given that it’s FOX we’re talking about, but dumb character generator typos aren’t exactly uncommon in TV news.

  6. pronoblem says:

    Not just Fox, AP wire too:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/10/4/12752/0998

    I am not “making too much of it”, just pointing out.

  7. Charlie says:

    It could very well have been and probably was a typo. If it was a spin attempt as people are screaming then it was a very poor attempt. I think it’s kinda sad that the FOX error seems to be getting more attention on the net than what it being given to the belief that one of our so called leaders against this type of stuff is theoretically a predator (Before someone bites my head off for the theoretical comment I’m simply saying he hasn’t been convicted yet).

  8. pronoblem says:

    I think it’s kinda sad that the FOX error seems to be getting more attention on the net than what it being given to the belief that one of our so called leaders against this type of stuff is theoretically a predator

    There’s your spin. (theoretically)

  9. Charlie says:

    Didn’t think of it that way but it makes a kinda twisted sense.

  10. pronoblem says:

    …win-win for the TV media as far as conquering the minds because here we have the gaffe getting more attention, while there are those that will see it once and believe it.

  11. Lanf says:

    Dave, you really called it on this one. Here’s today’s NY Times:
    “Since Representative Mark Foley resigned, gay Republicans in Washington have been under what one describes as “siege and suspicion.”

  12. Dave says:

    I can\’t take much credit for guessing that the Party of Responsibility wasn\’t going to take any responsibility, as usual.

    Course, I also can\’t imagine for the life of me why any gay person would also be a Republican.