When our own public servants—those who are paid with our tax dollars—try to solicit sex from high school students, it’s time to seek action. Swift action. Action which will protect children from future harm and will ensure that the predator will never be permitted to abuse his or her position of authority again.
Yet, there is also the danger that the Foley scandal will be used by some to gain a political advantage. Democratic leaders have been quite vocal in condemning Republicans, claiming that they covered up Foley’s crime in order to improve their own re-election hopes.
If the Republicans are smart, they’ll deal with the Foley affair quickly and honorably. They won’t claim that the episode is “just about sex,” as so many Democratic apologists claimed when former President Bill Clinton had a dalliance with one of his subordinates.
Let’s hope that justice is served—and the parents of future pages can rest easy, knowing their sons and daughters are safe from predators in the halls of Congress.