Frank Rich's Sunday New York Times column "The Gay Old Party Comes Out" (reproduced without permission below) is fantastic.
A few quotes to summarize:
". . . the reason why the Foley scandal has legs -- and why it has upstaged most other news, from the Congressional bill countenancing torture to North Korea's nuclear test -- is not just that sex trumps everything else in a tabloid besotted America. The Republicans unlike most Democrats, can't stop advertising their 'family values,' which is why their pitfalls are as irresistable as a Moliere farce. It was entertaining enough to learn that the former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed wanted to go 'humping in corporate accounts' with the corrupt gambling lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The only way that comic setup could be topped was by the news that Mr. Foley was chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus. It beggars the imagination that he wasn't also entrusted with No Child Left Behind."
Read the whole article here.
Note to self: send this article to my Republican brother.
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