Hastert and l’affaire Foley

The best summation I could find of l’affaire Foley, from an anonymous poster to the St. Pete Times’ Buzz blog: “Republican Leadership appoints pedophile to lead caucus on exploited children”

Okay, Foley’s closet door has been ajar for a while, and after “Jim West”:http://www.spokesmanreview.com/jimwest we expect nothing less than weirdly inhibited pederastic cybersex from any single, male Republican elected official of a certain age. What’s shocking here is not the crime, but the coverup: the GOP leadership was confronted with this a year ago and yet believed his denials, right up until ABC News forced Foley’s hand.

In any case, the transcripts are mildly amusing, but “the video”:http://www.wonkette.com/politics/mark-foley/foley-on-abc-204362.php is hilarious.