01 October 2006

Second-hand Sleaze

So, I'm sitting here in the chow hall, watching the news. Of course, The Story is all-Mark-Foley, all-the-time. I'm discussing the situation with a couple people at the table (consensus: The difference is, he got caught. He probably ain't the first politician to decide cute little boys in ties were his fetish.) when a Marine corporal who looks too young to shave mentions that he used to be a page and got a screwball explicit message from ex-Congresscritter Foley.

Apparently, according to this guy, Foley was a nice guy, friendly but nothing inappropriate, as long as you were in Washington. It's only after you leave (and apparently this happened to a number of his friends) that you get emails and IMs asking you your penis size.

Well, Foley has resigned and will face whatever legal music there is for communicating sexual messages to minors electronically. That's the right answer, in my book.

Now the pirahnas are circling asking who knew what when. It's all speculation at this point.

But is there anything else happening in this world? Couldn't prove it from the evening news.


Blogger Tim Covington said...

Well, it is election season and helps make Republicans look bad. Plus, it drives ratings which drive revenues. I've decided that the content of our news networks show how truly sick and twisted our society is.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous cMAD said...

Non-issue on BBC.
Non-issue on German news.

Seems that the "news" about a US politician is too unsurprising to be newsworthy elsewhere in the world.

You stressed out, but doing reasonably ok?
That's more important news right now.

3:21 AM  

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