Friday, October 20, 2006

how do you spell DENIAL?


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Republican testified on Thursday in the investigation of a Capitol Hill sex scandal, and afterward said the sordid affair was not hurting his party's chances of retaining control of the U.S. Congress in the November 7 elections.

"It does not appear to be affecting any of our races," House of Representatives Republican leader John Boehner said after emerging from a closed-door meeting with a congressional ethics panel. Boehner of Ohio said voters were more interested in such matters as taxes and national security.

Boehner's statement "voters were more interested in such matters as taxes and national security" sounds talking points lifted straight from the Clinton Spin Playbook. Pro-Clinton spinsters said no one cared about the Lewinski scandal because it was "only sex." Republicans couldn't wait to find a way to take Clinton down for his rougish hyper-hetero behavior, but want to sweep Foley's Brokeback hypocrisy under the rug.

If it's true that we Republicans only care about "taxes and national security," then we 'll get what we deserve come November.


Jeff T. said...

All complex issues like this can be side-stepped by using the innovative and simple "My party good, your party bad" line of thinking...

Carole Turner said...


Anonymous said...

Any decent person, in my NtbHO, cares about immorality, in government, as in all of society. What puts me on my soapbox very quickly is the hypocrisy--not limited to one party or another--that makes "our" scandal less outrageous than "their" scandal.

Having said that, when the current party of the second part (Dem's) demonstrates a willingness to clean up its own room and empty its own trash, then, and only then, will I have any stomach for their hypocritical exploitation of any scandal, real or hoped for, from the other side of the aisle. With their history "liberally" dotted with sex scandals from Congress to the White House, centered on people who continued to be re-elected, to serve out terms and, in one case, is still in office, they have no more room to talk than the Rep's. And, as scoobarella said, Foley resigned. Immediately.