Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Blame Game!

Washington D.C.: The national feeding trough of over-reaction mixed with an ample amount of disingenuousness. And, we all know what you get when you run a steady diet of this stuff through the alimentary canal of your standard issue politician!

With that said, it is now time to play the 'BLAME GAME', and both sides of the aisle play it, and play it well!

Okay, Mark Foley is more than slightly screwed up. He is gone, as he should be. He deserves no further consideration or special treatment. But, if everybody in our Capitol played by the same rules, which they do not, he should be gone not for what he is, but for what he did.

But that ain't gonna happen! The political vultures have quickly circled in to feed on the carcass of a destroyed career and ruined life (when Nancy Pelosi flies does she have 'carrion' luggage? Sorry, just couldn't resist). His conviction before trial and presentation of evidence is pretty standard stuff these days. These folks have gotta have their outrage!

And, of course, someone else also must suffer. Not just Foley. Ain't enough! The Dems are now calling for Dennis Hastert to resign. For what, I don't really know. Let's go back a few years. There was a Representative in Congress by the name of Studds (sp?). He actually had a sexual encounter with a male page, while then-Speaker-of-the-House Tip O'Neil totally turned his back on the entire situation. Like it never happened. Studds was subsequently re-elected to five more terms in Congress by his liberal constituency and O'Neil never dealt with the problem. And, he was never asked to resign. Can you say 'double standard'? Hmmm.....

When Barney Franks 'came out' he was wrongly vilified by the 'right' and wrongly praised by the 'left'. The outrage came from the right this time. He should have been judged soley on his contribution to his country, nothing more. He, like Mark Foley, will be judged for his lifestyle by a much higher authority. But, it just doesn't work that way inside the Beltway. These folks have gotta have their outrage! The difference is, no one was asked to resign! Can you say double standard? Hmmm.....

Now, I do seem to remember another incident involving an intern and a 'high up' public official. It seems there was little or no outrage from the left that time, either. So, I guess it's much better to have sex in the oval office and then lie to the world about it than it is to send alleged lurid e-mails to teenage boys. Can you say double standard? Hmmm.....

The sadness of it all is simply this: Not one time have I heard an utterance of compassion. Not one time have I heard the word 'forgiveness'. Not one time have I heard a call for prayer on behalf of Mr. Foley, that he can find it in his heart to repent for his actions, to find the strength to turn his life around, to ask God for His divine help.

The priorities of a secular society don't seem to leave much room for human decency. And that may be the saddest part of all.

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