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Friday, October 06, 2006

Unfortunate consequence

While to many the Foley scandal's potential to be the final nail in the coffin of the Republican stranglehold on our government may be a blessing, what it also unfortunately does is take our eyes off more important issues.

If you assume for the sake of argument that even without the Foley scandal the Republicans would have lost the House anyway, then you could actually posit the idea that this scandal works to the benefit of those who have things to hide, who still have a sizeable percentage of the voting public fooled.

So while the press and American public is fixated yet again on its favorite type of scandal, sex, their prying eyes and minds are now not so much on Iraq, Iran, North Korea, the countless other examples of corruption, the deficit, habeas corpus, the Constitution, Congress' dereliction of duty in being a counterbalance to the powers of the Presidency, et cetera ad nauseum.

As I've said many, many times before, we get what we deserve when our tastes lean toward the most salacious of scandals instead of matters of real consequence. This is why I and others will continue to harp on what's important to our country and its citizens.


Robbie said...


I agree with you 100%. What I really hate is the low percentage of people who go online for news. They rely on what's being said in the mainstream media, so they're not getting the whole picture.

BTW, can I get you to start a "Yankees Suck!" chant? If you do, I'll match you with a "Dodgers Suck!" chant of my own.

Zebster said...

I'm sure we could get Dave to join in. Congrats to Dave's Tigers for beating the Evil Empire and making the playoffs enjoyable to watch for all Sox fans.

Probably will put up something about that on BoSox Tavern.

Ingrid said...

That's why I mentioned on Mash's site that instead of thinking about the war, the many unnecessary deaths, a sex scandal in essence would be the thing to stir things up among Republican voters. They have their priorities right already, tsk

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