There’s a difference between a party with principles not doing a good job executing those principles and a party with no principles. Anyone who thinks that turning the reins of power over to Democrats will raise the country’s moral bar should take a cold shower.
In one week, several Interior Department workers spent more than 30 minutes on sexually explicit Web sites.
That same week, another computer showed more than 2,300 log entries at two Internet game sites for about 14 hours.
Still another was logged into an Internet auction for almost eight hours.
For Republicans, the blame for the ever-developing Mark Foley Congressional page scandal is always lies with someone else and is part of some vague, giant conspiracy designed to rid the world forever from the perils of GOP control.
In other words, it’s never their fault. Following the lead of President George W. Bush, who never takes responsibility his many failures ranging from Iraq to the erosion of Constitutional freedoms, House Speaker Dennis J. Hastert and his Republican cronies, point the finger of blame at "Democratic political operatives" whom they say are funded by millionaire George Soros.
First rule of politics. When the opposition hands you a ready-made campaign issue on a platter, don’t hesitate: Seize the day and run with it.
Gotta put in a call to George Soros and find out when the hell he intends to send my money.
According to House Speaker Dennis J. Hastert, Soros, a millionaire speculator who funds a lot of Democratic causes, owes a ton of money to me and anyone else who dared suggest he and the Republican leadership of Congress fell asleep at the wheel in the rapidly-developing Mark Foley Congressional page scandal.
"The people who want to see this thing blow up are ABC News and a lot of Democratic operatives, people funded by George Soros," Hastert said Friday in another lame attempt to weasel his way out of the sex scandal that may bring down his leadership and his party in Congress.
By DALE McFEATTERS
In the national capital, denials of a rumored resignation are always strongest just before the actual resignation and, if that remains the case, Dennis Hastert’s tenure as House speaker may be nearing an end.
By AMIE PARNES
Former Rep. Mark Foley’s flirting with boys was so obvious to congressional pages that they joked about it among themselves as far back as 2000, according to one former page.
By LISA HOFFMAN
Opening a new investigative front in the Mark Foley sex scandal, the House ethics panel Thursday authorized a barrage of nearly 48 subpoenas for witnesses and documents, while, back home in Illinois, the besieged House speaker vowed to keep his post.
By THOMAS HARGROVE
Here is a cast of characters involved in the political struggle over House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s leadership since Rep. Mark Foley’s resignation last week.
By TOM HUMPHREY
Democrats say that Tennessee Republicans injected racism into a fund-raising appeal by using "code words" and a photograph of Democratic Senate nominee Harold Ford Jr. "obviously altered" to make his complexion darker.