October 1, 2006, - 2:24 pm

My “Mark Foley Moment”: How GOP vs. Dems Treat Their Sex Offenders

By Debbie Schlussel
While liberal Democrats snicker over Florida Congressman Mark Foley’s sex scandal–his graphic e-mails with underage pages, they really need to look at their own side of the aisle in Congress.
Foley resigned, as he should have, and Republican’s called for an investigation. Now, the libs are screaming and yelling about “What did the GOP know and when did they know it.” But the fact is that whenever GOP leadership learns of a likely illegal sex scandal involving their members, they’ve always called for his (there have not yet been any “hers,” but someday there will be) resignation.

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Rep. Mark Foley Wrote Inappropriate E-Mails, Ousted by GOP;

Rep. Barney Frank Did Much Worse, Celebrated by Dems

I know this first-hand. When I was in high school and college, I worked as an intern on Capitol Hill for three Republican Congressman–Mark Siljander of Michigan, Phil Crane of Illinois, and Donald E. “Buz” Lukens of Ohio. During my junior year of college, just after I worked for Lukens, he was caught in a sex scandal, broken by tabloid show “A Current Affair.” Lukens was blackmailed on tape (all set up and arranged by the FOX show) by a teen-age prostitute and her mother, who was apparently her pimp and “marketed” her as “of legal age.” Lukens was apparently one of their “customers.”
It gave new meaning to the Christmas cards he sent me that said “Debbie, We hardly knew ye.” It was the other way around, apparently. I hardly knew him. Still, I felt bad for him–it was a sleazy situation created in part by a sleazy, sick pimp mother (to whom nothing happened) and a sleazy TV show. Buz Lukens was always nice to me (no, not in that way) and all of those who worked for him. And I saw him lose everything. He lost his Congressional seat, the scant money he had, was forced to take AIDS tests, and had to attend sex offender education. He lost everything.
Of note is how Republicans treated the situation. The House GOP leadership immediately called for an ethics investigation and Lukens’ resignation. When Lukens refused, GOP leadership recruited a primary opponent whom they supported against Lukens. The man, John Boehner, won–and, as a Congressman and GOP Majority Leader, now plays a lot of golf and pressures ICE not to deport Muslim illegal aliens in his district.
Contrast his and Mark Foley’s treatment with the way Dems treated Congressman Barney Frank, a gay, far-left Massachusetts Democrat. In 1985, he engaged the “services” of gay prostitute Stephen Gobie, who advertised in the Washington Gay Blade that he had a “hot bottom.” Soon Gobie was Frank’s live-in boyfriend, and Frank was soliciting the House clerk to clear Gobie’s many traffic tickets. And Gobie was running his prostitution business, clear as the day, out of Frank’s Washington, DC residence.
And there’s more. According to The Boston Globe:

He [Frank] and Gobie carried on a clandestine affair, during which time Frank hired Gobie as a driver despite knowing Gobie was on probation for drug possession and for possession of child pornography. Frank used his House privileges to fix Gobie’s parking tickets. He wrote a memo trying to clear Gobie from probation that was disingenuous at best and an outright deception at worst.

So what happened to Frank for illegally hiring a prostitute, for fixing that prostitute’s tickets, for trying to fix the guy’s probation, and for allowing the prostitute to run his “business” out of Frank’s Congressional residence? Nada. Nothing.
And guess who was in charge of the House of Reps. then? Hint: It wasn’t the GOP. And guess what they did about it? Hint: NOTHING. And guess what else? No-one asked, “What did the Democrats know and when did they know it?” By the way, they never called for an ethics investigation of Frank. The GOP did, but since they didn’t run Congress then, nothing happened. And there were never any calls for his resignation by the leadership of his party. None.
The e-mails by Mark Foley are outrageous and unacceptable. He should have been ousted, as he was. There is no indication that he ever went beyond e-mails with House pages or that Republican leadership knew of the more explicit e-mails, just the more benign, but suspicious ones. But he is gone.
And all the Republican sex offenders are gone–ousted by their own party’s leadership. But Barney Frank is still there. And he’s celebrated by Democratic Party leaders. Tells us all we need to know.
Ditto, regarding Monica’s boyfriend.

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22 Responses

Few types of harassment and abuse of authority are as disorienting and maddening — and common — as those of a sexual nature. Women occasionally harass men, too (it’s happened to me). How fitting, in a way, that this story is breaking as Yom Kippur approaches.
“Judgment comes from experience and great judgment comes from bad experience.”
– former Sen. Bob Packwood (R-OR)

Jeremiah on October 1, 2006 at 3:37 pm

Funny though how they toot their horns but when former governor Gary David (D-Ca) got rid of the statue of Limitations for rape and incarcerated the priests, the U.S. supreme court, under Bush, said that it was cruel and unusual. Huh? Texas governor supported Davis and was critical of the court. Republicans had no say in this, because they too were tough on crime.
I want to see these same politicians produce a gutted-out aircraft carrier at the middle of the Pacific and Atlantic, say 5000 ships ready to mothball, put inmates in there, drop food and water and guess what, you solved the prison problems and cost. The food is donated. I expect it to be done within the next year and the Democrat whining. That’s being tough on crime not kicking some pussy out of office

KOAJaps on October 1, 2006 at 4:53 pm

Frank–that guy, every time I see or hear him in the mainstream press I cannot help but ask myseklf “how did this guy get a pass on all that peuk?” Even his dwooly wisp makes me think this guy is a sicko.
And yet BONNY FWANK s paraded by the networks as the spokesman of choice arguing for gay marriage! He is NEVER challenged about his crimes.
Oh yes, FWANK would tell you why a certain judge is “anti-gay” (simply because the man has the traditional view of marriage)and therefore not confirmable to the bench–but consider that this man is arguing from a cess pool of his own filth–where has Frank ever accounted for his conduct in this? Can someone please tell me?
Debbie,
Could you do a feature story on “the 50 most outrageous cases of people the mainstream press gives a free pass to”?? Surely this man Fwank and Farrakahn are in the top 5.

BB on October 1, 2006 at 4:56 pm

BB, they’re all pussies, remember the terrorist John Walker Lindh? He is serving time. He should be in Abu Ghraib or tortured in Syria, nooooo, his daddy has money and is in a half-way house. That being tough on crime? BWAHAHAHAHAHA. They are all pussies

KOAJaps on October 1, 2006 at 5:47 pm

debbie did you once work for phil crane back in the 80′s i think he got into some trouble but not sure . we have to look at everybody in congress and treat them equal no matter what sex they practice and can not imagine what goes on in the barney frank compound and we saw what clinton did and they built him a library.

PNAMARBLE on October 1, 2006 at 7:29 pm

Don’t forget Gerry Studds (D) of Massachusetts. He was involved with a male page or intern but didn’t have to resign. If I’m not mistaken, he was later re-elected.

lexi on October 1, 2006 at 8:10 pm

Why hasn’t the DNC demanded that Barney Frank be forced to resign after running a male Rump Ranger service in his Washington, DC Apartment?
Why have they not demanded an investigation into the Franklin Child Predator case:
“Pedophile victim Paul Bonacci,kidnapped and forced into sex slavery between the ages of 6 and 17,told U.S. District Court Judge Warren Urbom in sworn testimony [pp.105, 124-126] on February 5, 1999: “Where were the parties?…down in Washington, DC…and that was for sex…There was sex between adult men and other adult men but most of it had to do with young boys and young girls with the older folks…specifically for sex with minors.”
“In his testimony before Judge Urbom, Bonacci specifically named Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) as having participated in the parties–also telling the judge he had “relationships with him” in Washington, DC and was flown to Massachusetts for sex in the basement of Frank’s Boston home. [2-5-1999, p. 126]” http://www.infowars.com/articles/world/tom_flocco_arrested_tied_to_wh_child_sex_ring.htm
“In this business, the term ‘sugar daddy’ is popular for a person that supports you and sponsors you financially as well as otherwise,” the prostitute said. “In this case, I had a nickname for Barney – it was ‘Sweet’n Low’ – sweet guy, low on cash, that’s what the moniker stood for . . . And I told him that . . . And he said, ‘Hey, I’m only a congressman, I don’t make a million dollars a year.” http://www.newsmakingnews.com/sexandcapitol7,18,01.htm#article15
No, the DNC gave him a pass because he is one them.
Direct testimony in a court of law that a minor was kidnapped and had sex in Barney Frank’s Apartment basement. Sounds like pedophilia to me.
Does he get a pass on that kind of behavior too?
Barney Frank is a maggot that should have been prosecuted and thrown out of congress along time ago.

ScottyDog on October 1, 2006 at 8:18 pm

SICK! And you people call yourselves the party of family values! PUKE! http://pageoneq.com/news/2006/foley_093006.html

Bob Sackamento on October 2, 2006 at 10:36 am

Whatabout Gary Condit?
Dick Armey said it best when answering a reporter’s question about Barney Frank; “I don’t care what Barney Fag said.”

Thee_Bruno on October 2, 2006 at 10:38 am

Is it any wonder the American people hold lawmakers in such contempt. I mean, there are only 435 members of the House of Reps. And look how many crooks and perverts there are among them. And they are so smug and arrogant to believe that they can get away with it at will.
I’m a Republican, and a staunch one, but I’m getting mighty sick of incumbents.

DDB on October 2, 2006 at 12:03 pm

You can get a pretty good handle on the extent of moral degradation the lunatic left (kinda redundancy in terms)has visited upon the nation in the past 3-4 decades by examining democrat response to deviant sexual conduct among its elitists.
In the 60′s, democrat president Lyndon Johnson had a Chief of Staff by the name of Walter Jenkins (I believe) who was described on numerous occasions by Johnson as the “last person he saw before going to bed at night and the first one he saw in the morning” or words to that effect.
It turns out that after “tucking” Lyndon in at night, it was Walters habit to step out on the town and visit local “mens rooms” in the DC area where he would solicit various forms of faggot sex, al la “Barney Frank”. This was before bathhouses became widespread, otherwise he could have found sanctuary in these establishments as the current leftist crop do and avoided a great deal of embarassment, shame, disgrace, etc.
However, after 4 or 5 arrests by the DC police for soliciting, the cat was out of the bag, the administration and the DNC were no longer able to keep Walter Jenkins name and description of his lurid activities off the TV screens and front pages of the nations newspapers. So Walter, caught with his panties down as it were…instead of being celebrated as barney frank and bill clinton are today, was forced to resign and flee Wash DC. But fear not. He was well looked after by friends of Lyndon who placed him into a teaching position at some boys school in Texas.
There are almost endless examples of leftist moral deviancy among the political elite that have occurred in recent decades as well as a few examples of rightist moral deviancy that could be cited. It’s clear to anyone that has been around long enough to observe the scene for that period, that acceptance of leftist deviancy by the democrats and their “mouthpiece” the mainstream media has absolutely “snowballed” at the same time their rightous, hypocritical condemnation of the most minor indiscretions by republicans has done the same.

joesixpack31 on October 2, 2006 at 12:22 pm

I think some of you posters suffer from borderline personality disorder. Rather than being disgusted by your fellow republicans’ perversion, you foment a circle-jerk to flog the democrats, while ignoring that your esteemed leaders protect the pedophiles among yourselves. I wonder if Foley ran on a ?family values? platform. And what other secrets are going to come out of the Republican closet before elections? Speaking of, Tom Delay has a touch of ladylike in his swagger, doesn’t he?

Bob Sackamento on October 2, 2006 at 12:32 pm

Correcto-mundo “Lexi”,
Rep. Gerry Studds (D),Mass. admitted to have sex w/ an UNDERAGE male page.
His penalty?
Why numerous re-elections of course by the brain-dead Liberal MORONS (a/k/a “voters”) of LiberalMECCA,Mass.
Doesn’t get anymore disgusting than this!

billybob on October 2, 2006 at 1:13 pm

Suckamento…I suspect most of the posters on this thread are appalled by the deviancy displayed by Cong Foley and others within the conservative repub elite. Sexual deviancy and perversion are the hallmark, the province of the lunatic left; i.e., democrat and RINO political elites…your fellow “buttboys”. Consequently, the extent to which deviancy takes root within conservative ranks is a measure of the undermining and deterioration of the moral values of the US and Western Civilization and cause for alarm among all patriotic Americans.
PS…give the boyo’s down at the bathhouse my regards.

joesixpack31 on October 2, 2006 at 1:48 pm

Joesixpack, I gave your boyfriends at the bathhouse your regards, and they replied that they’ll see you tonight, you manly chickenhawk. I thought you seemed a little familiar. Too bad you’re so repressed, though, or you wouldn’t have to visit the bathouse dressed in drag!

Bob Sackamento on October 2, 2006 at 2:21 pm

This scandal, and its discussion, are getting sleazier by the minute. Staying focused on the sleaziness of the politics, however, is the American Thinker:
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=5909

Jeremiah on October 2, 2006 at 7:10 pm

From Gateway Pundit, “First, let’s look at what did not happen….”
http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2006/10/foley-fallout-what-we-know-now.html

Jeremiah on October 2, 2006 at 7:13 pm

Sackamento
Instead of accusing us of being in a circle jerk, why don’t you find it appalling that the DNC has not taken action against any Democrat that has done far worse than Foley has done.
Foley has resigned and will be prosecuted for any crimes that he has committed. He is a disgusting piece of shit that will be held accountable.
I posted a a partial court transcript with testimony about Barney Frank that clearly shows he was having sex with an under age boy that was Kidnapped into a sex slave ring in the Franklin case.(1999) Where is the outrage? Where is the investigation? Where are the calls for DNC leadership to be put under oath?
Your response is that you are outraged about the family values of the Republican “elite” and then go on to accuse Tom Delay of being a closet homosexual with no evidence.
Who is the hypocrite?
This is just more Dirty Tricks from the Clinton War Room and the MSM that are the spokes holes for the DNC.

ScottyDog on October 3, 2006 at 9:44 am

Sucka-men-too…curious that you would “notice” the ladylike swish of a fellow deviant.Thanks for sharing your predilection with us.
Regarding Rep. Foley (R-Fag,Fla.)…good riddance to the pervert and he deserves jail time too (he’ll probably welcome that if you know what happens in prison.)
As for the rest of the Republican elite who knew & kept silent,especially if the alledged $100,000 Fag Foley donation to the party several mo. ago is true–then starting w/ Spkr. Denny Hasert on down needs to be condemned & kicked out of office.
Un-like you Dem-o-RATS that accept this sick behavior as the norm for your party-it’s not tolerated by true conservatives as part of our “diversity” program.

billybob on October 3, 2006 at 12:01 pm

DNC SHOULD NOT TAKE ACTION
THE VOTER SHOULD TAKE THE ACTION
IF THE VOTER FINDS FRANK GUILTY OF A CRIME THEY WILL PUNISH HIM NOT THE DNC. AND FOLEY QUIT BECAUSE HE KNEW HE HAD NO CHANCE OF WINNING
ON A SEPERATE NOTE:- HIRING A PROSTITIUE IS LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN BEING A PEDOPHILE

thirdgoat on October 3, 2006 at 12:03 pm

ON A SEPERATE NOTE:- HIRING A PROSTITIUE IS LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN BEING A PEDOPHILE
You call being forced into a sex slave ring “hiring a Prostitute”?
“Pedophile victim Paul Bonacci,kidnapped and forced into sex slavery between the ages of 6 and 17,told U.S. District Court Judge Warren Urbom in sworn testimony [pp.105, 124-126] on February 5, 1999

ScottyDog on October 3, 2006 at 12:50 pm

“Democrat dirty tricks”! Hahahahaha! My favorite part about it is that you’re probably dead serious. This is going to be the best November ever…

Bob Sackamento on October 3, 2006 at 7:29 pm

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