"Undermining my electoral viability since 2001."

Dead Girl or Live Boy

That'll do it.

Florida Republican Rep. Mark Foley has resigned today after it was discovered he was having sexy internet chats with teenagee boys working as congressional pages.

Read some Icky IMs. Gross.

And here's the kicker: Denny "the Fat Man" Hastert and his GOP House Leadership knew about this almost a year ago. They did nothing.

When are people going to realize that sexual moralizers -- Foley was an anti-internet-porn crusader -- are often compensating for something, and should be taken with a dose of salt? That goes for just about any moralizer, really.

So, in spite of our recent shame on torture, it's probably still a good idea to vote Democrat come November 7th. Why, if we send some brash young pups into congress, we might even get that whole "moral clarity" thing sorted out. The ship of state handles like a supertanker, and it's bound to take some years to turn right.