Friday, October 06, 2006

Johnson's Half-Hearted Stand

As public outcry over the Mark Foley sex scandal and attempted Republican coverup continues to grow, Nancy Johnson ended her week of silence on the matter by issuing a brief and rather weak statement. Johnson is talking out of both sides of her mouth by trying to appear as though she's demanding action on the issue while not wanting to upset her Republican friends. Johnson's statement, published on her website, is as follows:
If any leader from either party tried to cover up this information at the expense of the safety of our children, then they should resign their position immediately.

It would be reprehensible if any Republican leader intentionally covered up the full facts of the case, and it would be equally reprehensible if Democrat leaders sat on this information for a year in order to release it 30 days before an election.

I want an investigation to go forward to find out answers to these questions.
So you want an investigation to go forward Nancy? Wow, you're really going out on a limb there. But that's what I would expect from such a maverick independent like yourself...

There is little doubt now that Dennis Hastert had knowledge of Foley's behavior many months ago. Members of his own party have even said so. He chose to do nothing, so that a Republican seat would not be put in jeopardy. Sounds like a coverup to me. So why isn't Nancy Johnson demanding Dennis Hastert's resignation? Rather than taking a stand, Nancy Johnson chooses to get right in line with a completely corrupt Republican Congress. I never realized how 24 years in Washington could make someone so out of touch.

1 Comments:

Blogger Connecticut Man 1 said...

It would be reprehensible if any Republican leader intentionally covered up the full facts of the case, and it would be equally reprehensible if Democrat leaders sat on this information for a year in order to release it 30 days before an election.

Note the deflection to the Dems with a lie.

We already know that it was a republican staffer that leaked the information. The only reason this is an "October surprise" this election year is because GOP House leadership has done nothing about it for the
5 years that Hastert's office already knew about Foley's improprieties.

5:59 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home