Who does Hassert turn to for help? Someone with countless overlapping sexual affairs, a series of shattered, dissolved marriages, a history of hedonistic and illegal drug abuse, who recently returned, with fistfulls of Viagra (but no wife), from an impoverished Latin American island renowned for its easy access to underage female prostitutes. Is there a higher moral authority for the rabid Republicans than Rush Limbaugh?
How about Loofah, falafel Bill O'Reilly? Or Matt Drudge, who has been accused of unwanted gay sexual advances?
Even when forced to seek a replacement for Hastert, the Washington Times with its racism and sex scandals and having to suspend its long time Human Resources director last week for solicitation of underage sex, came up with a previous GOP House leader who resigned from office over a sex scandal.
What "Good Christians" lead the "Good Christian" Party?
Matt Drudge and other Republicans are desperately fighting back with a list of top 10 Democratic sex scandals. You can easily find over 40 Republican underage sex scandals.
Mark Foley isn't some isolated case of shocking hypocrisy. Quite the contrary. People who have a publicly and vocally expressed obsession with other people's moral behavior and who want to use the power of the Government to enforce that obsession -- the Rick Santorums and Rush Limbaughs and Newt Gingrichs and Jim Bakkers and Ralph Reeds and Mark Foleys of the world -- are almost always fighting their own demons, not anyone else's. It is so important for them to parade around as moral protectors and moral warriors precisely because they have no other way to cleanse themselves, despite being in desperate need of a cleansing.