Cong. Foley is a disgrace and should be hung at the nearest Capitol tree. (Do we hang people criminals anymore?)
No mercy. Foley has no excuses. He is a member of Congress and we expect our public servants to behave responsibly.
Get the rope and find the tree. I won't cry any tears! I won't even bring up "habeas corpus"!
Now, let's deal with Democrats! How did this scandal break 5 weeks before an election? Am I supposed to believe that?
Something stinks here. I smell a rat or a skunk.
At least, Republicans resign when confronted with scandals. Republican newspapers don't hesitate to put principle over party. Check out Resign, Mr. Speaker from the The Washington Times.
IBD questions the timing of this scandal with Did Democrats Page Mark Foley?:
"Despite this, the immediate take by Democrats and much of the mainstream media was that this was a classic example of Republican hypocrisy talking "morals" and "values" while all the time shielding a child predator. But it was nothing of the kind.
If anything, the episode reveals the Democrats' hypocrisy about their own behavior. The fact that Foley resigned virtually within minutes of being told that ABC News had copies of his salacious e-mails and text messages indicates he at least felt shame for his actions. Can the same be said for Democrats?
Sadly, it doesn't seem so. How else can you explain the following?
In 1983, then-Democratic Rep. Gerry Studds of Massachusetts was caught in a similar situation. In his case, Studds had sex with a male teenage page something Foley hasn't been charged with.
Did Studds express contrition? Resign? Quite the contrary. He rejected Congress' censure of him and continued to represent his district until his retirement in 1996.
In 1989, Rep. Barney Frank, also of Massachusetts, admitted he'd lived with Steve Gobie, a male prostitute who ran a gay sex-for-hire ring out of Frank's apartment. Frank, it was later discovered, used his position to fix 33 parking tickets for Gobie.
What happened to Frank? The House voted 408-18 to reprimand him a slap on the wrist. Today he's an honored Democratic member of Congress, much in demand as a speaker and "conscience of the party."
In 2001, President Clinton, who had his own intern problem, commuted the prison sentence of Illinois Rep. Mel Reynolds, who had sex with a 16-year-old campaign volunteer and pressured her to lie about it. (Reynolds also was convicted of campaign spending violations.)
You get the idea. Democrats not only seem OK with the kind of behavior for which Foley is charged, but also they protect and excuse it. Only when it's a Republican do they proclaim themselves shocked when it comes to light."
Yes, Republicans are the party of family values. This is why we force our bad guys to resign. We do not send them to The Ophra Winfrey Show for tears and emotional apologies.
We kick our bad guys out!
So please hang Foley. Then tell Democrats to shut up and concentrate on giving us a plan for Iraq and the War on Terror.