Rep Foley resigns, enters rehab
In yet another story of a politician doing something immoral and possibly illegal, Representative Mark Foley resigns and enters alcohol rehab. I've had it.
Politicians are politicians, and neither party has proven to me that they have any interest in serving this country and their constituents ahead of serving themselves. Regardless which party takes control of Congress in November, this will not change. And it's amazing to me how the 'other' party suddenly jumps up screaming about the opposition's shortcomings whenever a scandal like this breaks. I have news for ALL of you...neither party in Washington has ANY basis to claim moral high ground at ANY point, so don't even try it.
Our elected leaders in Congress have failed us, and this latest scandal is just more evidence supporting that. So do we put the Dems in control? Yeah, right. That's the equivalent of dumping gasoline on a fire if you ask me...just because it's liquid and you feel the need to do something doesn't mean you should throw it on the flames.
Politics in Washington won't change until we take the politicians out of it. How? Take the money out. Stop the lobbyists, cut campaign finance to the bone and prosecute fiercely anyone who violates these laws. Cut Congressional salaries to minimum wage or just above and cut benefits.
"No public office should be so profitable as to make it desirable" - Ben Franklin
Until this becomes true, there will always be scandals in Washington. I'm glad Foley resigned and I hope this is investigated. If he solicited sex from a minor, he needs to go to jail for a LONG time.