Sunday, October 08, 2006

I gotta stop putting mescaline in my coffee.

This is the only explanation I can come up with that involves any semblance of logic at all. How else can I explain the full-out bizarre spectacle of a couple of Republican congressmen (from Florida and North Carolina, I believe, but am not absolutely certain) on Hardball with Chris Matthews, who were absolutely demanding that Nancy Pelosi (a Democrat, mind you) “come clean” about what she knew about the still unfolding Foley scandal? They were there, berating Pumpkinhead about his “naivety”. It is their firm belief, apparently, that just because Pelosi won’t submit to questioning under oath proves she has something to hide.

There was no word on all the steadfast Republican refusals to answer questions under oath about the run up to the Iraq invasion. Nor was their any word about the fact that it doesn’t even matter if the Democrats knew about Foley prior to ABC breaking the story. Many, many Republicans knew about it, and they didn’t even bother to tell the only Democrat on the committee that oversees the page program. Nor is there any mention about the absolutely disgusting behavior of an elected official toward minors. Nor was there any mention (except by Chris himself) that Republicans have been in the majority for 10 years now, that they hold the chair on every single committee in the house, and that many in the Republican House leadership knew something of Foley’s conduct long before the last two weeks. No, somehow, according to them, this is all the Democrats fault and we should all be outraged at all Democrats.

These apologists, enablers, and “always blame the opposition” types have just gotten pathetic. Again, I ask, how can these people live with themselves? How can they call themselves Americans, or wrap themselves with the twin mantels of “patriotism” and “family values”, when they not only allow, but actively participate, in this kind of disgusting behavior?

I don’t believe in the Christian concept of God, Heaven, and Hell, but if I did, I think I might get some satisfaction regarding the ultimate judgment that awaits these fellows.

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