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What is the big deal? Clinton did way worse with his young charges (with the sex IMs too), plus the BJs and all the rest.
Why is this any different?
Can't a good ol' Southern boy have his fun? How is flirting "predation?" Boys will be boys, right? Plus it's his personal life, ya know. And no BJs, as far as we know. Like a friendly uncle.
Oh, it's different because Foley is gay! Gay flirting is predation. As the New New Dems wish to say, the guy is a pervert.
Yes, yet another typical youth-stalking gay pervert. "And you gay Dems in the back row - Shut the hell up. We have an election to win."
This would be a business-as-usual non-story if Foley were a Dem, and he wouldn't have quit, either. I am eagerly awaiting Barney Frank's and the Clinton's view of this story, but they are having too much fun watching the Repubs trip all over themselves - plus there's nothing they can say.
Truly, election time is Silly Season. Wake me up when it's over.
This is such a non issue, who cares. If he did something wrong then hang his ass, but to make this such a top MSM story when there are so much other problems with more significance is ridiculous. Barney Frank is no different and he's still there......party politics at it's best, or worse.
There is no difference, and I am not crazy, despite what my wife may think. Every male is a sexual predator at heart. That's what they are made for. The only issue is whether they keep it appropriate and under control. And Dr. Bliss agrees with me on that. However, there is a dose of irony in that piece, also.