Wednesday, October 04, 2006

When All Else Fails, Blame the Catholic Church

Disgraced Congressman Mark Foley initially attempted to justify his inappropriate e-mails on alcoholism. That didn't gain much traction. So, time to this up a notch: blame to Catholic Church. Foley now claims he was molested by a "clergyman" when he was a teenager. Foley is Catholic. This is quite typical of the Rovian Republican party: sing seductive tunes urging Catholics to vote for them, until a good dose of anti-Catholicism serves their political ends. Did Rove have any role in fueling the abuse scandal that began in Boston with Cardinal Law? Remember it was around the same time that the Republicans realized the Catholic Chuch would oppose the war in Iraq. And Rove is well-known for smearing his opponents with sex abuse charges. Too much of a conspiracy theory?

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