Wednesday, 4 October 2006

Does Santorum's Ass Hurt?: One More Thing Coming Back and Biting It

Not that I enjoy imagining what Santorum's naked ass looks like, but I do imagine it looks a bit like a flavorless, well-chewed piece of Bazooka bubble gum by now. Here's what pRick (with a silent "P") said about the long-running priest abuse scandal in Boston:

    "When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm."

I imagine he's whistling a whole different tune with this pedaFoley thing. Here's a good venting from Boston Globe columnist, Brian McGory.

    So, of course, I find it surprising -- no, make that shocking -- that the center of the storm has shifted from Boston to, of all places, Capitol Hill, and not just any part of Capitol Hill but specifically the offices of the Republican congressional leadership.

    The scandal in Washington so mirrors what's happened in Boston and other Catholic dioceses the nation over to the point of being surreal. A rank-and-file member of an organization does wrong by a minor. The hierarchy, in turn, does nothing. Now, rather than a priest, it's a 52-year-old Republican congressman -- or make that a former congressman, given Mark Foley's resignation on Friday. Foley, by the way, has pulled the Patrick Kennedy defense, checking himself into rehab, as if everyone is supposed to applaud the courage of self-awareness.

And the best line of all:

    The guy doesn't need a new strategy, he needs a different personality.

Too true, McGory, too true! 35 days 'til elections...

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