Thursday, October 05, 2006

Amoral and unprincipled

There is no other scandal while the Foley storm rages out of control! It dominates all. For GP Background I have put together a growing TIMELINE, one that now begins in 1995 according to WaPo reports.

In trying to create something a little different from from the outpourings of the mass media, I have also assembled a collection of QUOTES generated by the sleazey doings. Which bought me to to the following, the most moronic, inane comment of them all!

It's not the speaker who should go, but the "antiquated" page system that brings 15- and 16-year-olds to the Capitol and has resulted in scandals in the past.

Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill (ABC) (Pictured right)

The Republicans are in a cold sweat, revealing more than just the odd peccadilloes of their pervert ex-rep and the attempted cover up. What is being revealed, and frighteningly so, is the lack of basic discipline among these people who rule on behalf of the people.

The LaHoods in the system are normally kept mute by party leaders who don't like to reveal the depths of inanity among their number.

But everyone is trying to put their own spin on this one, bringing the fools and morons out of the cupboard.

What is being revealed is an essential amorality, where yielding to temptation is not the crime; getting caught is the crime. But even worse is the gutless attempt to shy away from responsibility and blame the victims and the system.

Little wonder the 'Great Democracy' is in crisis, when those who represent it in congress cannot even admit to their own need for discipline and decent behaviour.

The President's man, Snow, try to brush this off as one person among the 434 who slipped up. Bullshit Tony! Have you seen the list of representatives who are under suspicion, investigation or prosecution for various forms of malfeasance?

This is not an isolated incident in bad judgement and questionable behaviour, simply one which is powerful enough to catch public attention.

LaHood might well be squeaky clean in the corruption stakes, but his moronic mutterings have just put a damning spotlight on him for his pathetic lack of basic principles. Under pressure they are showing their true colours!

1 comment:

reality-based educator said...

"Little wonder the 'Great Democracy' is in crisis, when those who represent it in congress cannot even admit to their own need for discipline and decent behaviour."

Well said, cartledge - this is the crux of the issue.

Rumor is, Hastert steps down today to try and limit the damage for the GOP.

We'll see.