Operation Human Shield
When I heard that Republicans were backpedaling and pointing fingers, each trying to prove that he didn’t put politics over pedophilia, I wasn’t much surprised. If Foley were a Democrat and the underage boy was an adult woman, I’m sure GOP leadership would have been aghast. Instead, what makes them squirm is the uncomfortable questions more than the allegations they never investigated.
Fortunately, Tom Reynolds has a way to deal with the questions. He brought a bunch of children to his press conference to ensure that the discussion never strayed beyond topics appropriate for the ears of children. You almost have to admire the man for doing something so clever, transparent and brazen.
The sheer shamelessness of such a maneuver tells you all you need to know. These guys have gotten too secure in their power, too comfortable in their incumbency. They’ve destroyed even the pretense of accountability. It’s time to see them gone.