Monday, October 02, 2006

It Gets Lonely In That Closet Huh?

Ex-Rep. Foley Checks Into Alcohol Rehab

Oh yea? The alcohol made you do it?


This is a simple case of "I don't like the way I feel about myself so NO ONE should be able to feel this way."

It's a simple, hypocritical stance that anyone who is against something SO much, whether it be a gay lifestlye, porn, drugs, etc., etc... is usually knee deep in the hoopla with it.

And the rehab excuse? Please.

This has happened before (at least the press getting a hold of it, because it happens ALL THE TIME down there in D.C. It's just the way it is.) back in 1983.

On July 14, 1983 the House Ethics Committee concluded that Rep. Dan Crane (R-Ill.) and Rep. Gerry Studds (D-Mass.) had engaged in sexual relationships with minors, specifically 17-year-old congressional pages. In Crane's case, it was a 1980 relationship with a female page and in Studds's case, it was a 1973 relationship with a male page. Both representatives immediately pleaded guilty to the charges and the committee decided to simply reprimand the two.

Crane, who tearfully apologized for his transgression, lost his bid for reelection in 1984.

Studds, however, stood by the facts of the case and refused to apologize and even turned his back and ignored the censure being read to him. He called a press conference with the former page, in which both stated that they were consenting adults at the time of the relationship. The age of consent was and remains 17 in Washington DC. He stated that this was a private adult relationship, no laws had been broken, and therefore not the business of others to censure them for their private relationship. The people of Massachusetts agreed and he continued to be reelected until his retirement in 1996.

Studds. He pretty much said, yea, I did it, and it is none of your business. Honesty got him reelected over and over.


anne altman said...

no shit. i was pissed when i heard he said "booze made him do it."

he'll pull a gw with "i found jesus" or whatever.

i blame everything on the bartles and james but that's different because it's wine coolers and it's true.

smartypants said...

Maybe I'm not looking for a studd after all.