With a Republican defense like this who needs political enemies to make Republicans look bad?
Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Georgia, wrote a letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and party Chairman Howard Dean, asking them to disclose hether Democrats played a role in publicizing Foley's correspondences. Pelosi spokeswoman Jennifer Crider dismissed those questions, saying, "Republicans still don't get it."
"Every mother in America is asking how Republicans could choose partisan politics over protecting kids, and the Republicans are asking who could have blown their cover-up," she said.
If this Republican representative is sure the Democrats had to have known about Foley's unacceptable contact with House pages then Rep. Jack Kingston is all but admitting that he knew about it too -- and did nothing except damage control after the story finally broke wide open. He's also saying that the only true wrongdoing is revealing the truth about Foley's activities.
My only concern is that those who are repulsed by what Mark Foley did will refuse to pay close enough attention to sort out the mudslinging from the truth.
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