Pombo’s Friends Are Abandoning The GOP Ship
Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily (yes, THAT Joseph Farah, the co-author of Richard Pombo's extremist property rights manifesto) has spoken out on the Republican leadership and Predatorgate:
Following the revelations about Florida Rep. Mark Foley's sexually suggestive e-mails to a 16-year-old congressional page, I have concluded Republicans are unworthy of retaining control of the federal government. […]So what is Richard Pombo going to do vis-à-vis Dennis Hastert? After all, you’d think Pombo would be forced to recognize that his ship is sinking when even his loony right-wing co-author thinks that he and his party are unfit to govern.
It's not just what one unfit congressman did. It is how his colleagues, mindful only of defending their own positions of power, reacted.
Over the weekend we learned that Rep. Thomas Reynolds, head of the House Republican election effort, went to House Speaker Dennis Hastert months ago about concerns a fellow GOP lawmaker had sent inappropriate, sexually suggestive messages to the teenage boy.
Hastert's office said aides referred the matter to the proper authorities last fall but they were only told the messages were "over-friendly." In other words, they did no investigating because they didn't want to know the truth. An election was coming, and Republicans were hoping to hold their slim majority in a tough contest this year.