Democratic scandal? Nah....

Mike Gallagher

10/27/2006 9:59:09 AM - Mike Gallagher

In reading about Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb and his sordid, vile writings as a fiction writer in the 90's, I keep thinking about the difference between the overall philosophy of the Republican Party versus the Democrats.   Consider the Mark Foley scandal.  A GOP congressman is discovered to have written inappropriate things to teenage boys, and he's out.  Finished.   No Republican supported him, he's universally denounced.  But Jim Webb, in a neck-and-neck race for Virginia Senate against incumbent George Allen, wrote some of the most disgusting things imaginable.  This "fiction" included a story about a man having sex with his naked son, strippers performing physical acts with their anatomy, and more.  So where's the scandal?   How about Democrats demanding that Webb immediately step down from the race?   I'd take ANY Democrat stepping up and saying that it's pretty disgusting for a man who wants to be a U.S. Senator being capable of fantasizing about a man and his naked little boy having sex.

This double standard helps define the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans.  The Dems are all about the politics.  Never mind right or wrong. 

Shame on them.