Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Those two narratives

I can't recall when I've heard such arrant nonsense as the "two opposing narratives story" doing the rounds of the media.

Foley was wrong! He failed to live up to his high responsibility and gave in to his base desires. He preyed on potentially vulnerable young people while pretending to protect them.

That, by the way, goes for any adult not just those who hold elected office.

There does not need to have been a plot to make a cover-up any worse. Other people knew what this creature was doing and chose not to act. Whether as individuals or in concert, they were wrong!

The political duck shoving, or blame shifting serves no purpose except to divert from the basic issues of right and wrong. This is really politics at its worst when issues of breach of trust are put aside to promote political self interest; although doubtlessly just an extension of the norm.

2 comments:

reality-based educator said...

It's funny to see some of the same people who were wagging their fingers at Clinton try and make this one seem all right because the first emails were only "over-friendly."

Right - because 52 year old men always act 16 year old boys to send pictures of themselves.

Praguetwin said...

There is a rumor going around that the Democrats sat on this until just before the election.

If true, it would be as you say, politics at it's worst.

If not true, those who started the rumor would be engaging in politics at it's worst.