Friday, November 3, 2006

I can't even keep up.

The right wing scandals are rolling out faster than I can keep up with them. In the last twenty-four hours, all of these "Front Page News, Big Story" stories have come out.
  • The Bush administration caved to demands from the Iraq Prime Minister that the US abandon its checkpoints, set up to find our missing soldier. There is no other way to describe this - the US abandoned one of our own.
  • Evangelical Pastor Ted Haggard, a leader amongst anti-gay Republicans, was accused of soliciting sex from a male prostitute and of using crystal meth. Last night he was quoted as saying, "I've never had a gay relationship with anybody. ... I am steady with my wife. I'm faithful to my wife. I don't know if this is election-year politics or if this has to do with the marriage amendment or what it is," Haggard said. This morning, though, the church official who temporarily has assumed Haggard's post said that there has been "some admission of guilt," but not to all of the allegations. (Update: Before I can even get this published, more details emerge. Now Haggard admits buying meth and receiving a massage from the male prostitute, but says nothing more happened. Okay. Right.)
  • Congressional Republicans had demanded that the US publish captured documents from Saddam's regime. The National Intelligence Director objected. The President ordered it done anyway. Concerns were raised about the site. But it wasn't until ABC News ran their story that the government acted on concerns that it said way too much about designing a nuclear weapon.
  • Republican Representative John Sweeney has been accused of abusing his wife, after she made a 911 call claiming he had "grabbed her by the throat and was "knocking her around the house."
Yes, folks, it's the party of values. Keep your scorecards out, because this is only getting better and better.