Sunday, April 29, 2007

Another Republican Sex Scandal

Republican hypocrisy knows no bounds. The Party of "family values" once again gets caught with its pants down. Literally. Last year, it was Congressman Mark Foley from Florida, the Republican chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, who was forced to resign from Congress when it was revealed that he had been soliciting sex from underage male congressional pages. This had been going on for years with many Republicans being aware of it, but no action was taken for fear of political blowback.

Today's Republican sex scandal sees Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias resigning following revelations that he had been a customer of a DC prostitution service. The irony here is that, like Foley, Tobias had responsibility for eradicating the behavior that led to his demise. One of Tobias' responsibilities was to combat worldwide prostitution. Unlike the Foley affair, however, it looks like this scandal may involve many more high ranking White House officials. Be sure to pick up some popcorn because it's going to be entertaining watching the mighty Wurlitzer spin this. Clinton will no doubt be ultimately responsible.

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