Tuesday, October 10, 2006



The last line of this article about the Foley scandal says

Hastert has insisted he was not aware of the charges until more recently but has accepted responsibility for the matter.
Sadly, no. He has not accepted responsibility. Saying "I accept responsibility" is meaningless unless he actually does something to fix the problem, and he has done nothing except deny the allegations, divert blame, and mouth empty phrases like "I accept responsibility." I get really tired of people who think we're going to believe what they say when their actions don't match their words. For example: Hastert: Anyone who hid page info leaves
House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Tuesday he'll dismiss anyone on his staff found to have covered up concerns about ex-Rep. Mark Foley's approaches to former pages.
Does that include yourself, Mr. Hastert? We already know you were informed of the problem long before the public learned of it, and did nothing about it. You can deny it all you want to, but the weight of evidence is against you. When somebody says, "Everybody is lying except me," it's 100% certain he's lying. Give it up, Denny. Give up and get out.
We need a Republican-English phrase book to understand what these people are saying. For example,

"Economic growth" = "the rich will get richer"

"family values" = "Gambino family values"

"take responsibility" = "continue to spin and lie"

and, of course,

"victory" = "we will blame the Democrats for this"
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