Look, the Mark Foley thing is despicable. And, what I mean by despicable is that people in power knew about his inappropriate behavior and yet didn't do anything about it (check out the timeline from NPR). In fact, despite these allegations of "inappropriate" behavior towards pages, he was deemed fit to serve on the Congressional Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children. Here is a bit of transcript from NPR where Foley discusses the despicable nature of the very behavior he engaged in.
Today we get another Times story on Foley's molestation. This time a Priest admits to "fondling him." This reporting makes me want to vomit. Seriously, I don't give a rat's ass if Foley was molested. I don't understand why it gets the same billing as the "cover up" story. In fact, it dominates the cover up story. And what else does it do? It drives home the GOP message that homosexuals are molesting freaks. Foley's problem is not that he is gay; his problem is that he is a child molester. And, not surprisingly, like many child molesters, he was molested by an adult when he was younger.
Can we get off this priest molestation angle? Shame on you NYT! And you Neocons who read my blog and like to spout off that the media is liberal--Jeezus!--they are hitting it out of the ballpark for your team. Now all we need is Santorum to come along again and remind us that the reason priests molest little boys is because of the godless liberal culture the permits this behavior.