GOP: The Party of Torture, Porn & Exploitation: Mark Foley Resigns
[Update 9/30: It's looking even more like House leadership knew -- and are now covering up.
Washington's own Doc Hastings, the chair of the Ethics Committee either did not know, or also helped cover it up.]It looks like Representative Mark Foley from Florida has been engaging in explicit sexual exchanges with underage men on the Internet for some time now. What's more, it looks like these underaged men work as pages for the US House -- and that the Republican House leadership, -- so sanctimoniously vocal about sexual abstinence, etc., has known about it for months without taking action. The blog I cite below provides a quote from a San Francisco Chronicle article indicating that leadership knew. The article that is linked to does not contain the quote attributed to it. A misquote? A redaction from the article? Perhaps we'll find out. In any event, this is a big, breaking scandal that gets right to the core of Republican corruption and hypocricy.