Itâ€™s kind of reminding me of Plamegate, in that after a lot of initial fuss and hyperventilating, the whole thing dissolves rather like a puff of smoke, and instead of bringing downâ€¦well whatever it was that people were hoping to bring downâ€¦. Everyone is standing around scratching their heads and wondering â€œwhat theâ€¦.???â€
At this point we can pretty much agree that a man of fifty-plus sending explicit e-mails and instant messages to boys of 17 and 18 is completely sordid and tacky. That the pages involved are of an age to be able to enlist in the military, and were sufficiently worldly to have recognized the situation for exactly what it was indicates that there doesnâ€™t seem too much loss of innocence involved here. It would be amusing to know what would have happened, if someone had someone stepped in and forcefully suggested that Mr. Foley keep his cotton-picking hands off the help, and that he ought to be seeking his jollies elsewhere than his workplaceâ€¦ but these are politicians we are talking about here.
Is the fifteen minutes of fame for this puppy anywhere near being over yet? Not until after the elections, probably.
Sgt. Mom is a freelance writer and retired Air Force NCO, who blogs at www.sgtstryker.com, and lives in San Antonio, Texas.