The first time most members of the public learned of Rep. Mark Foley’s predilection for underage pages was late last week. But some of us knew long before the liberal media got hold of the story.
Myself and some of my fellow Florida Democrats knew about this a while back, yet we did nothing. Instead, we waited until an advantageous moment – election time – to deliver the proverbial “October surprise.”
In waiting for the sake of our own political advantage, we allowed victims to continue to be victimized, and for a disturbed public official to continue his illicit activities unabated. For this, I am truly sorry.
Though my fellow Democrats are equally culpable in this matter, I can no longer deny or avoid my personal responsibility.
I now realize that I have a problem with alcohol, and am actively seeking counseling for my addiction. Those profile pictures of me you’ve seen have been a very public cry for help. Pity the man you never see without a drink in his hand.
I would like to apologize to my family, the victims and their families and to the American people for letting them down. I cannot expect anyone to forgive me quickly (or ever), but I make this confession knowing that above all we have a loving, forgiving God watching over us.
Through rehabilitation that man can provide, and guidance only He can provide, I will be made whole again.
In His love,
PS: I just remembered that this issue involves a Republicant whose tendencies were known to other Republicants for years but kept from their Democratic counterparts, and were actually revealed to the press by a Republicant. So forget all that I just said. It’s a GOP (guard our pedophiles) problem through and through, so just – in a phrase – suck it up.
PSS: Like Sanford B. Hines, Hastert has apparently lost it. He’s conjuring all kinds of bogeymen, from “Democratic operatives” to favorite Republicant villain Bill Clinton, to explain the emergence of this scandal (he stopped just short of blaming "a tall black or Hispanic man with a scar on his forearm"). He certainly knows his audience; his blind flock are eating it up and spreading the seeds of dishonesty and paranoia around through their own feculence. If he's smart, Hastert will find a way to tie this into 9/11.