Monday, October 02, 2006

Gingrich Excuses Republican Delay On Foley Action Because Republicans Respect Sexual Differences

The Media Matters headline says it all.

Gingrich: House GOP would have "been accused of gay bashing" if it "overly aggressively reacted" to Foley's emails in 2005
For me to believe this idea that the Republican leadership did not fully investigate inappropriate email contact between a congressman and a minor, which made said minor so uncomfortable that he reported it, because to do so would come across as gay bashing, I'd have to believe their actions would be the same if the congressman were a Democrat.

I'm sorry, but that just doesn't pass the smell test.

And even if we were to believe this motivation, it communicates that the Republican's image was more important than protecting children who come to congress to be pages.

Either way it makes me go, "Ick."

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