October 04, 2006
When it's my ox being gored...
From a list it calls "Wednesday realities of the Mark Foley story," ABC's The Note has this as #10:
No matter what the facts, the die-hard members of the conservative Freak Show apparatus will continue to raise questions about the timing of all this and about the liberal Old Media's role in publicizing the Foley scandal, and try to rally the base by saying, "don't let ABC News and George Soros decide this election."
Interesting. The Right Wing Noise machine rarely gets any recognition for what it is from ABC or any of the other networks and papers; I can only conclude that this time they got stung by some of the slurs/accusations aimed their way. I admit it's kind of nice to see them call it what it is (Freak Show indeed) for a change.
Posted by Linkmeister at October 4, 2006 09:03 AM
the Republican Congressional leaders are in big trouble for their own re-election. No matter how much hush money Foley donated to their campaigns, I can't see how they allowed him to be teh Chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, of all things. Foley of course should have stepped down himself. What I'm getting at is, the utter high maka maka of the Republican ruling majority. BTW, if you're looking for work, there's a job vacancy here.
Why act when you can deflect and distract? Alcoholism! Abuse as a child! No, wait, now it's the gays! They ruin everything!
Andrew Sullivan found a story at Fox News which says there's an internal Republican poll finding that if Hastert stays the party could lose as many as 50 seats. That would be nice.
These guys (the Republicans) insist despite all evidence (holding all three branches of government, and yes, I include the judiciary) that they're victims of evil plots against their benign rule. This week it's the gays' turn to be the oppressors.
It would be funny if it weren't so deadly serious.