Mr. [Mark "What ya wearing?] Foley reportedly sent the messages to the first page in August 2005. Mr. [Representative Rodney] Alexander told a Louisiana newspaper this week that he had told the page’s parents and the Republican House leadership about them “10 or 11 months ago.” But House leaders said Friday that they had not known about the incident until the day before.
I assume Atrios is playing coy here, and not genuinely perplexed about the awesome, fantasizing-about-a-teen-in-tight-shorts hugeness of this scandal. So my charge to you, dear reader, is to come up with a pithy one-liner for Democrats to trot out at every goddamn opportunity over the next 6 weeks. My entry:
What Mark Foley wanted to do to one teenage boy, the rest of his Republican colleagues have been doing to the whole country over the last six years.