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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 04, 2006

Here's what's truly disgraceful about the behavior of former Congressman Mark Foley:

He acted like a Democrat from Massachusetts.

But which Democratic congressman from Massachusets? The one who molested a Congressional page? Or the one whose boyfriend ran a prostitution business out of his DC apartment?

And while we're thinking about it: Which of those lawmakers, after the scandal broke, was re-elected with an ample majority?

Oh, wait. Both of them. Never mind.

Afterthought: In 2002, secular journalists in Boston were horrified to learn that many Catholic priests had behaved no better than their Congressional representatives. I was horrified, too. But then I hadn't endorsed those politicians for re-election.

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