Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Is Foley's folly a smokescreen?

I can't help but feel uneasy about Foleygate. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. The pundits are pronouncing the GOP dead in the water. Hastert is whining to Rush that it's a political hit case perpetrated by mysterious forces in the Democratic Party. But the more I think about it, the more Foley stinks of Rove.

No matter what the media manipulated polling says, the GOP's public approval is in the tank. They need something big for an October surprise to turn it around. Rove could be throwing up a smokescreen with Foley for a surprise strike on Iran. It's not so unlike the strategy they used with Harriet Miers. Rile up the base and then give them something to believe in again.

Because the thing is, even while we're obsessing about pedophiles in the House, a massive naval task force is deploying toward Iran. The tone of this piece is a bit alarmist but I have to agree with this:
The World is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The US has embarked on a military adventure, "a long war", which threatens the future of humanity. In the weeks ahead, it is essential that citizens' movements around the world act consistently to confront their respective governments and reverse and dismantle this military agenda.
Foley is a sideshow. We can't afford to take our focus off the real danger to our children and that's the reckless folly of this administration's Mid East policy.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe in this sort of thing. tricks and so forth. the idea that repblicans would want this story out there as some sort of cover is silly. the "karl rove has secret plans" mentality. he's just an efficient campaign guy

3:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ugh. there is a "list" going around of republican staffers who are gay. who or what is behind it I don't know. if it's true, i haven't acvtually seen it just read about it at david corns site, it is RIDICULOUS. the people who were covering for foley were doing it because they didn't want ascandal to jeapordize their republican majority good times, not because they were themselves gay. stop the witchhunt

6:22:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Not Republicans Lester, Rove decides. Don't underestimate him. He's a master tactition.

As far as this list, I'd agree it's stupid and beside the point. This is about pedophilia and the coverup, not lifestyle choices although it is material in the sense that Repubs use homosexuality as a wedge issue.

11:04:00 AM  

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