It sounds like something from an ABC docudrama (Path to Pedophilia?) but House Speaker Dennis "Fat Dennis" Hastert really is blaming the "liberals" for the Foley mess.
For those of you not in the know, Fat Dennis protected a predator to save a House seat for the Republicans. For years Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL)got his jollies sending disugusting email and text messages to underage Congressional pages. Congressional Republicans knew about it as early as 2001 and Hastert himself knew about it last spring, but all followed the code of Omerta. Foley was permitted to stay in Congress and to remain chairman of the House caucus on missing and exploited children until ABC news published some of the messages.
Now, however, Hastert is telling everyone who will listen that the scheming liberals are behind it all. They are the ones who forced Foley to abandon a floor vote for cybersex, I guess, and they also supplied the voices in Hastert's head that ordered him to keep it quiet until after the election. Though I appreciate the compliment (Liberals = Masters of the Universe! Hey, we even caused Condi and Little George to ignore that Osama fella.) it's rather suprising that the party of personal responsibility is so quick to point the finger of blame at other people. This is one more episode that puts the lie to their moral seriousness.
Note: Like you, I hope that Dennis Hastert loses his position as speaker of the house but we also have the opportunity (obligation) to fire him. Please consider donating to his challenger: John Laesch http://www.john06.com/
Obligatory troll noise: But, but, but, but, but, but, but CLINTON!