Letter to the Editor
Just when Republicans were looking to take the focus off the Mark Foley sex scandal Republican Bob Ney pleaded guilty to bribery and corruption charges in a string of scandals linked to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Will this string of corrupt congressman from Tom Delay to Duke Cunningham hurt the GOP more than Foley? Or are they worse off with the sex scandals of gay Republicans Foley and Kolbe and the gay prostitute Jeff Gannon who posed as a Whitehouse press correspondent and had full access to President Bush? I think the sex scandal hurts the GOP more.
Everyone already knows that Republicans are financially corrupt so the money scandals are nothing new to voters. It is generally known that Republicans take bribes and take care of those who take care of them. After all we have seen lobbyists passing out checks on the floor of the house during votes that affect those who are making those donations. But Republican sex scandals are somewhat more rare. During the Clinton impeachment Republicans were exposed in several heterosexual scandals and several lost their jobs. But these recent homosexual scandals are new to the Republican party and it is my opinion that new scandals hurt Republicans more than old ones.
Of course both sides might be wrong and people will get tired of the daily body count from the Iraq war and vote against that. Or maybe the drip drip drip of bad news will just put voters in the mood to “drain the swamp” and throw them all out.