It has been a bad week for the Republicans in Congress. On Friday it got worse.
In what seems like an episode of “My Name is Earl”, karma bit the GOP in the ass.
Rep. Mark Foley (R-Florida), member of the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus, who worked to help gain passage of the “Adam Walsh Child Protection Act of 2006” which, among other things, increased penalties for adults who use the Internet to discuss or solicit sexual acts with “minors” (defined as an “individual who has not attained the age of 18 years”), resigned suddenly Friday after finding out that ABC News was going to run a story concerning his inappropriate e-mails and instant messages to a 16 year old House page.
I wrote about this story and the spinning by the moralists at Fox News on my personal blog: