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Republican Family Values October 1, 2006

Posted by chuckwh in News and politics.
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Bloggers are agog. A google search on “Republican Family Values” turns up a whole slew of blogger reactions (see below):

But for real irony, check out this listing:

TIME.com: Nude Family Values — Jun. 30, 2003 — Page 1Nude Family Values. Looking for a healthy escape, more parents join nudist camps. Congressman Mark Foley, a Florida Republican who is planning a run for
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101030630-460225,00.htmlSimilar pages

From the article:

“I have no way of knowing whether illegal behavior is taking place in this camp,” he told Governor Jeb Bush in a letter. Nonetheless, Foley asserted that the camp was “exploiting nudity among minor children to make money.” He worried that the campers were in danger of sexual abuse. And he asked the Governor to help determine whether the camp is legal.

One would have thought at the time that Mr. Foley was on one of those typical “family values” campaigns, but the reality was probably that he wanted to see if the camp was legal so he could sign up.

For the lazy, here are the top search results from Google for “Republican Family Values”:

News results for Mark Foley family valuesView today’s top stories
GOP Leaders Knew of Foley E-Mail in ’05Los Angeles Times – 7 hours ago
Behind Foley’s Swift Fall From GraceTIME – Sep 30, 2006

Firedoglake – Firedoglake weblog » More GOP Family Values

47 Responses to “More GOP Family Values”. 1. Titanyum says: Mark Foley (R-FL) was the clear favorite to win reelection this November to represent
http://www.firedoglake.com/2006/09/29/more-gop-familyvalues-2/ – 130k – Sep 29, 2006 – CachedSimilar pages

AMERICAblog: A blog for a great nation that deserves the truth

It’s time to defend those family values and protect our children from potential sexual predators. It’s time to waterboard Mark Foley.
americablog.blogspot.com/2006/09/waterboard-gop-rep-markfoley.html – Similar pages

Mark Foley Madness! – Wonkette

Representative Mark Foley dramatically resigned today as every Washington a defender of kids from predators and supporter of traditional family values.
http://www.wonkette.com/politics/markfoley/markfoley-madness-204347.php – 26k – Sep 29, 2006 – CachedSimilar pages

Perspective: Don’t ask, because Mark Foley won’t tell

That’s certainly what Republican US Senate candidate Mark Foley had in mind “The issue is we’re looking for candidates who have good family values and
http://www.sptimes.com/2003/06/01/Perspective/Don_t_ask__because_Ma.shtml – 33k – Sep 29, 2006 – CachedSimilar pages

The BlotterCongressman Mark Foley’s office says the e-mails were entirely appropriate and Must be part of their “family values” the rest of us hear so much about.
blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/09/sixteenyearold_.html – 217k – Sep 29, 2006 – CachedSimilar pages

This is good news. The hypocrisies of those are who scream about family values to attract votes from people who are hurting themselves by voting for non-existent platforms are well known among many of us. It’s good to see simple algorithms parsing these out, as well.

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