Originally Posted by HillWilliam
I wonder if the whole thing isn't orchestrated to draw attention away from the demise of habeas corpus. If in fact Hastert et al knew about Foley's activities at least a year before now (admitting only to six months), it certainly seems convenient to me for them to drop the ball now, just in front of elections. That's not a slip the RNC makes.
Wondered about this too, though I also think truth can be stranger than any fiction dreamed up Karl Rove. It would be a pretty desperate move on his part if true, wouldn't it? Today's NYTIimes has a rumination on misteps made by the GOP. That the author sees this as involving Dobson is, of course, a matter of interest for those of us here.
Originally Posted by NYtimes
It will be interesting, by the way, to see how Dr. Dobson, who declared of Bill Clinton that “no man has ever done more to debase the presidency,” responds to the Foley scandal. Does the failure of Republican leaders to do anything about a sexual predator in their midst outrage him as much as a Democratic president’s consensual affair?
All this aside, it bothers me - as it does you- that the topic of discussion- the trampling of the Constitution- has been so easily pushed aside by news of a sexual predator- which may be the best term used to desrcibe the actions of Mr. Foley. Does it work in the favor of Republicans? I guess we'll know for sure at election time. My ears did prick up a bit when I heard Dennis Hastert say that the sexuality of the person in question wasn't the issue at hand. And the media has (so far) not made the mistake of tarring gay people. Of course, this could all be political correctness speak. Even so, it's a step in the right direction. btw- for an interesting perspective on Hastert:
Dobson, of course, could come out (no pun intended) and say that all gay people are sexual predators. That would be true to form.
Interesting how all these issues intertwine: politics, religion, and the desire for power and influence.
Meanwhile, Foley's rehabilitation has already started.