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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007 10:00 pm | Updated: 11:18 am, Thu Jul 22, 2010.

The incident involving Idaho Sen. Larry Craig and allegations that he may have solicited sex in a men's room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport bring to mind an amazing chapter in American history from the Southeast Asian War era.

In 1964, Walter Jenkins was Lyndon Johnson's top advisor and the de facto chief of staff. The two were fellow Texans with a close personal and professional relationship.

Jenkins had worked for Johnson since 1939. After Johnson was elected to the U.S. Senate, Jenkins did his dirty work for him by, among other things, collecting cash campaign donations from well-heeled lobbyists.

People who wanted something from Johnson knew that going through Jenkins was the best way to get it.

But three weeks before the November presidential election, Jenkins was arrested in the basement of the YMCA a few blocks from the White House. Jenkins, charged with having gay sex in a shower stall, was fingerprinted and booked by Washington, D.C. police.

Jenkins, a devout Roman Catholic and a colonel in the Air Force Reserve, was married and the father of six children. He tendered his resignation immediately.

To grasp the magnitude of this, imagine if Karl Rove were arrested under the same circumstances. The media frenzy would push Michael Vick to Page 10 of the second section.

Johnson, despite his healthy lead in the polls against Republican challenger Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, was paranoid about his re-election.

When word of Jenkins' arrest reached him, Johnson promptly hired Abe Fortas, who later became a Supreme Court Justice, to represent his aide. Fortas urged Jenkins to hospitalize himself so that the White House could claim that his behavior was the cause of a "nervous breakdown."

Johnson used his sway with the Washington Post and other leading news services to keep the Jenkins story out of the press. The president argued that it would be cruel to reveal the sordid details of Jenkins' personal life while he was hospitalized.

In those days, the press was inclined to accommodate special requests for privacy. But eventually the story broke on the UPI wire. And, as reporters dug for more, they discovered that in 1959 while Johnson was Senate majority leader and a presidential candidate, Jenkins was arrested in the very same YMCA men's room for soliciting sex from an undercover policeman.

Goldwater, despite trailing Johnson substantially in the final days of the 1964 campaign, refused to make Jenkins' arrest an issue. The libertarian Goldwater, who later became a gay rights activist, knew Jenkins from their days together in the Senate. And Goldwater was Jenkins' commanding officer in the Air Force Reserve.

Johnson administration insiders speculated that if Jenkins' had not resigned, the course of the Southeast Asian War might have taken a different turn.

George Reedy, Johnson's press secretary, told an interviewer in reference to Jenkins' influence: "All of history might have been different if it hadn't been for that episode."

And former attorney general Ramsey Clark said that Jenkins's resignation: "deprived the president of the single most effective and trusted aide that he had. The results would be enormous when the president came into his hard times. Walter's counsel on Vietnam might have been extremely helpful."

We'll never know what may have happened in Vietnam had Jenkins stayed on.

But listening to the Johnson tapes on two books by historian Michael Beschloss, "Reaching for Glory," and "Taking Charge," the president was clearly impervious to calls for early troop withdrawal from Vietnam.

So it seems unlikely that Jenkins would have had enough influence to change Johnson's mind.

During Jenkins' ordeal, Goldwater was the one person who showed true character.

Years later, in his autobiography "The Conscience of a Conservative," Goldwater explained his decision to ignore the Jenkins arrest even though it may have boosted his chances to unseat Johnson.

He wrote: "It was a sad time for Jenkins' wife and children, and I was not about to add to their private sorrow. Winning isn't everything. Some things, like loyalty to friends or lasting principle, are more important."

Joe Guzzardi is an instructor at the Lincoln Technical Academy. He is on the Advisory Board of People Assisting the Lodi Shelter. Reach him at guzzjoe@yahoo.com.

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71 comments:

  • posted at 9:03 am on Thu, Sep 6, 2007.

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    Dreaded Rear Admiral: Go ahead, keep on making excuses for your behavior. And you wonder why you have no credibility on these blogs.

     
  • posted at 3:00 am on Thu, Sep 6, 2007.

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    Leonard, You're the only one who believes that I have posted under six identities. There is no proof and you know it. I admitted to the Stewart thing. Keep on crying wolf. It makes for good conversation at the water cooler. We have already seen what John Brown says.
    Site some other names you think I am and the people that actually posted
    will come forward to refute your claim.

     
  • posted at 10:14 am on Wed, Sep 5, 2007.

    Posts:

    One more time the democratic party of
    Truman,FDR and JFK is no more...Those
    men belived in helping the folks but at
    the same time it wasn't a give away
    program you worked for what you recived.
    Then the leftist came along...
    signature characteristics of leftist thinking:

    1. Born of ignorance;
    2. Focused on irrelevancy; and
    3. Steeped in wishful thinking.

     
  • posted at 4:43 am on Wed, Sep 5, 2007.

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    Excellent post. I have worked as a campaign strategist for political campaigns of both parties. You explained why leftists promote anything anti-marriage, anti-assimilation, and anti-competition. It is not just because of misandry (hatred of males),and liberal racial guilt. "un-married" women support Democratic candidates, therfore liberals promote divorce. When immigrants from Mexico assimilate, most change religions and vote Republican. They don't want to be Catolico, because "its the religion of peasants". Mexican culture naturally supports the Family Values conservative plank. However illegals, don't change religious affiliation, and aren't supposed to vote but its obvious that they do.

     
  • posted at 11:39 pm on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Keep speaking,,,,you keep reminding us no matter how bad the left seems at times ,,,,,,,,,,,the right is worse

     
  • posted at 2:59 pm on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Johnny Brown: In all seriousness, I don't have much of a problem with giving serial child molesters the toaster, regardless of political affiliation. Of course, here in California they use the heavenly turkey baster but the end is all the same.

     
  • posted at 1:19 pm on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Sen. Larry Craig is reconsidering his decision to resign after his arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting and may still fight for his Senate seat, his spokesman said Tuesday evening. ''It's not such a foregone conclusion anymore, that the only thing he could do was resign,'' said Sidney Smith, Craig's spokesman in Idaho's capital.

     
  • posted at 1:15 pm on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Please: I wear your scorn as a badge of honor.

     
  • posted at 1:15 pm on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Brian: I am delighted to see that you are finally supporting the Anti Child Molestation Act.For too long, President Bush has stifled attempts to make Republican Elected officials register. As a result, literally thousands of American children have been exposed to Republican Elected Officials.Some people have even suggested that Bush is a Republican Elected official, although a close scrutiny of results from Ohio and Florida will absolve him of that charge.

     
  • posted at 1:14 pm on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Chuckle... Brian, you call me a troll on a blog where you have posted under at least 6 identities? How ironic!

     
  • posted at 11:08 am on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Keep speaking,,,,you keep reminding us no matter how bad the right seems at times ,,,,,,,,,,,the left is worse

     
  • posted at 11:06 am on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Your right Leonard I don't like watered
    down laws.A lot of procecuters don't like Jessicas Law as there is no plea bargin period, and the Judge can't give
    light a sentence to a low life...and it
    tightens up all the other points of
    child molestation...That ok by you...

     
  • posted at 6:07 am on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Thanks Joe for jogging my memory. LBJ was still hoping to hold onto the SOLID SOUTH for whom moral issues were and are supreme. Ditto for the Republicans. BTW - an open gay can't be blackmailed or pressured, but a closted gay can. THAT is the real perversion. Sen. Craig voted for the amnesty bill -- reason enough to throw him out.

     
  • posted at 5:57 am on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Leonard, THAT'S ENOUGH! I'm not opposed to this act. You are the one making a suggestion that it only targets Republicans. I'm in agreement with John Brown. You are a troll!

     
  • posted at 5:37 am on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    John Brown: I will say, however, that you opposition to the Anti Child Molester Act is duly noted.

     
  • posted at 5:35 am on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    John Brown: Chuckle... I always know that I have thoroughly beaten a Conservative when they turn to the ad hominem attacks.

     
  • posted at 4:58 am on Tue, Sep 4, 2007.

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    Anti Child Molestation Act is a pile of
    fluff.Pass Jessica's law.25 to life no
    time off...Leonard you have been exposed,just a lowly little troll you
    have been frog stomped time and time
    again and your come back is as lame as
    you are...I belive you fit right in
    with Move on.org and George Soros but
    that ain't the real Democrats it's the
    American copy of the Euro Socalist Union and I don't want a thing to do with it...

     
  • posted at 12:07 pm on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    As for the long list of offenders posted by our newest addition to the Tin Hat Brigade, I would think that the very nature of their crimes would make it clear that all of these individuals were, in fact, closeted Republicans. With that in mind, I would urge the Capitol police to keep a very close eye on Senator Lieberman.

     
  • posted at 11:46 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    Leonard: In terms of political objective, there is no difference between republicans and democrats, whatsoever.

     
  • posted at 11:44 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    Guzzardi - Good article.

     
  • posted at 11:37 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    Carl ,you are dead wrong. If this were the case then every nationality entering this country would want bi-lingual education. These other nationalities are smart enough to understand that if they don't assimilate they will not be successsfull. It's just plain pandering to the hispanics that you are doing. The smart Hispanics understand they must speak english, period, to be successful here.

     
  • posted at 11:04 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    the people in the middle ,,,after reading your goofy thoughts always log off leaning to the right,,if you want to help your causes,,be quiet.

     
  • posted at 9:54 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    This is nothing new. Republican communities have been using Congressional elections for years as a way of getting rid of their local child molesters, bribe takers and compulsive liars.

     
  • posted at 7:22 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    I think I smell a troll or 2 around here
    if not can you spell cat if we give you
    the C and the T? I doubt it.Carol,some
    advice, Read "Mexifornia"It just might
    give you a fresh outlook on Immigrants
    and how the one's who don't speak well
    and in English are doomed to dead end jobs..And that ain't racist...By the
    way English emergence has worked very
    well in South Central LA...

     
  • posted at 6:21 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    Why am I not surprised to see that Brian opposes the Anti Child Molestation Act. One wonders why an individual would oppose an law against Child Molestation? Should we judge that an opponent of the Anti Child Molestation Act is, in fact, pro child molestation, much as the Bush Administration has tried to suggest that the opponents of the "Patriot" Act were unpatriotic?

     
  • posted at 6:00 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    Johnny Brown: I should have realized that you were a conspiracy theorist when you said that you lived in Idaho. Around here, Danny Hutchins is the leader of our Tin Foil Hat Brigade. You ought to check in with him as soon as possible so you can collect your orders.

     
  • posted at 5:58 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    Brian: Were Senator Footsie and Congressman Foley members of NAMBLA? How many other Republican lawmakers are members?

     
  • posted at 5:12 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    The democrats are there own worst enemy. This next election is their election to lose. How the Democrats come up with the only candidate that can lose the election is beyond me. But, they'll do it again. Their next presidential candidate will have so much baggage they will once again lose the election. Republican's should spend more time supporting Clinton or Obama. That's the only way the Republican's can win.

     
  • posted at 3:28 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    What worries the voters is NAMBLA targeting all the vunerable boys and the least of the voters worries is Mr. Footsie. This Anti Child Molestation Act is only going to target Republican elected officials? Leonard, you chose to only mention Republican. Your bias comes through loud and clear. It seems to me you're trying to make a case that Republicans are more likely to molest.
    Smear on Leonard. You do it so well
    and with extreme prejudice.

     
  • posted at 3:14 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    Brian, I will speak to your 7:17 post. You have absolutley no understanding of bilingual education--just a racist attitude. Children who continue learning math, science, social studies, in Spanish while they are learning to speak Englisn LEARN MORE. It's common sense. Research proves it. At the end, the children are literate in two languages--that's more than you can claim. Sink or swim thinking ends in educational drowning and drop outs. The data proves that.

     
  • posted at 2:02 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

    Posts:

    So leonard who does the hypocrisy shoe
    fit the best???mark Rich got the pass
    because his wife was in the sack with good old Bill. As for Mel Reynolds it
    was 2-16 year old girls not just one.
    As for my self I don't see anyone that is worth a second look yet...My choice
    would be another Teddy Roosevelt but
    in todays political field they don't
    make them like that anymore...

     
  • posted at 1:51 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

    Posts:

    PT-2
    Clinton's eleventh-hour move, along with pardons of his half-brother, Roger, and former business partner Susan McDougal, outraged Republicans and Democrats alike. The Rich pardon sparked an investigation into whether it was bought by the hefty donations Rich's ex-wife, Denise, had given to the Clintons and the Democrats. In the end, investigators did not find enough evidence to indict Clinton.

     
  • posted at 1:50 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

    Posts:

    Last but not least...

    MARC RICH, 2001
    In 1983, financier Rich was indicted for evading more than $48 million in taxes, and charged with 51 counts of tax fraud, as well as running illegal oil deals with Iran during the 1979-1980 hostage crisis. During his last week in office, President Bill Clinton pardoned Rich, who had fled the U.S. during his prosecution and was residing in Switzerland

     
  • posted at 1:40 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

    Posts:

    The American people will elect a person
    who will first and formost protect this
    country.Right now that is very dim on both sides. That means lock down the border and clean up that mess...I caught
    the remark about loss of freedom!show
    me where??? You want to keep your
    freedom then vote,how many folks say my vote doesn't count or I forgot.Well the
    lowest form of life is the person who
    doesn't vote...

     
  • posted at 1:25 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

    Posts:

    Of course, one fringe group that the GOP has squarely in the bag is racists. In a recent survey of 100 men who admitted that they had burned crosses, 99 of the respondents said that they had voted Republican in the last 6 elections (the sole dissenter being a feverent supporter of Ralph Nader).

     
  • posted at 1:10 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    Brian: All of which is not to say that the GOP doesn't pander to its own fringe groups. A good example of this would be the clinic bombers. Since the 1980's, these right wing terrorist have launched hundreds of deadly bombings in the United States, including those at the Atlanta Olympics. The Democrats have tried time and again to get resolutions passed condemning these terrorist, only to be blocked at every turn by their supporters in the Republican Party.

     
  • posted at 1:07 am on Mon, Sep 3, 2007.

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    Brian: Why don't you explain to me why a the Republican Party is completely controlled by special interests? From Halliburton to Big Oil, every action the GOP, every action the GOP takes is 100% paid for by special interests. As for the gay rights lobby, when was the last time they got us into a war?

     
  • posted at 4:33 pm on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    Leonard, tell me where I'm wrong on my post at 7:17. You always put in your two cents but you hardly ever call me on any of my posts. And it's you who wants the border sealed up yet don't seem ready to admit that it's your own party that doesn't want assimilation.
    It seems to me assimilation guarantees
    a Republican vote. And you do want assimilation Leonard. How far will
    your loyalties go? Bush has tried to shut the border all the while the Demoncats are trying to keep it open.

     
  • posted at 12:59 pm on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    clearly the diffence between Republicans and Demoscrats-who would sell their own offspring into slavery to gain a political edge.

     
  • posted at 11:21 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    Most blue collar workers don't want to be part of party that represents fringe
    (freaks) groups. The democratic party was once the party of the working class or the blue collar crowd. Even the Hispanic middle class votes mostly republican because they are big into family and have traditional values not fringe values.

     
  • posted at 11:15 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    Leonard, You're funny. I didn't mention radical conservatives. Check the facts. There are more states that vote Republican. If your tiny majority is true then why did the Republican party hold the house for so long? A cynical marketing pitch? Then why are all the fringe groups in the Democratic party?
    The gay lobby, abortion lobby, transgender lobby. NAMBLA lobby, rainbow push, HELLO? The map is more red than blue.

     
  • posted at 10:05 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

    Posts:

    That's why I am supporting the passage of the Anti Child Molestation Act which will require all Republican elected officials to register with local law enforcement when they change address. The police can then notify neighbors who's young children might come in contact with one of these individuals.

     
  • posted at 10:02 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    What worries a lot of voters is the fact that it could have just as easily been their son that could have been in that bathroom with Senator Footsie instead of an undercover police officer.

     
  • posted at 9:56 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    Brian: Most women, married and unmarried are Democrats. The statistic that you are misquoting simply indicates that, in the rare instance that a woman would become a Republican, that woman would, statistically, be more likely to be married than unmarried.

     
  • posted at 9:23 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    We all know about Clinton and the Cigar,
    the spotted dress what most folks don't
    know is he sexually molested an Airforce
    female steward on Air Force one...This
    was reported by Col.Mark Donnelly
    Presidential Pilot and taken care of by
    Kris Engskov The President's Personal
    aide...The beat goes on,folks in the old glass house best watch tossing rocks....

     
  • posted at 9:07 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

    Posts:

    Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) was indicted in 1994 on 17 felony charges, including the embezzlement of $695,000 in taxpayer and campaign funds. The longtime House Ways and Means chairman plea-bargained his way down to two counts of mail fraud and served 17 months in a Wisconsin minimum-security prison.

     
  • posted at 9:05 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

    Posts:

    Rep. Albert Bustamante (D-Texas) was convicted in 1993 on racketeering and bribery charges for, among other deeds, using his office to collect gratuities from a company trying to win an Air Force food contract. He was sentenced to 54 months.

     
  • posted at 9:03 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

    Posts:

    Former Rep. Gus Savage. The Illinois Democrat was accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990.

     
  • posted at 7:10 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

    Posts:


    Former Sen. Brock Adams. The late Washington Democrat was forced to stop campaigning after numerous accusations of drugging, assault and rape, the first surfacing in 1988.

     
  • posted at 7:09 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    Former Rep. Fred Richmond. This New York Democrat was arrested in 1978 for soliciting sex from a 16-year-old. He remained in Congress and won re-electionbefore eventually resigning in 1982 after pleading guilty to tax evasion and drug possession.

     
  • posted at 7:06 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    Oh My "GOD" (Look I used that word) here
    we go again!! The Republicans throw him
    under the buss,The radical leeberalls
    want blood! I say for what??The cop was
    a jerk if you have ears you can tell
    what a dip S***.He did his very best to
    intimidate and embarrass the Senator...
    and for what tapping his foot! The cop's
    didn't have squat other wise they wouldn't have dropped the charges...A
    sharp lawyer and he will own that Cop..

     
  • posted at 6:08 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    Brian: "They who would give up an essential liberty for security, deserve neither liberty nor security." -Benjamin Franklin. It's like Mr. Franklin could see into the future!

     
  • posted at 3:58 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    Newt Gingrich family valus? ROTFLMAO

     
  • posted at 3:03 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    I've said it before but I'll say it again. This is all about politics. If the Governor of Idaho was a Democrat, the Republicans would be defending Senator Footsie's right to solicit sex in airport men's rooms to the death. The Party will do literally anything to hold on to this seat. The GOP's so called "family values" are nothing more than a cynical marketing pitch.

     
  • posted at 2:17 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    If immigrants assimilate, it is not good for Democrats. The Democratic Party has invested in Latino separatism. The more that Hispanic immigrants come to feel fully American, the less likely they are to vote Democrat. The liberal notion of multiculturalism helps Democrats, while adoption of the American ideal of e pluribus unum (out of many, one) helps Republicans. That is one reason Democrats support bilingual education -- it hurts Hispanic children, but it keeps them from full assimilation -- and oppose making English America's official language.

     
  • posted at 2:15 am on Sun, Sep 2, 2007.

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    If women marry, it is bad for the Democratic Party. Single women are an essential component of any Democratic victory. Unmarried women voted for Kerry by a 25-point margin (62 percent to 37 percent), while married women voted for President Bush by an 11-point margin (55 percent to 44 percent). According to a pro-Democrat website, The Emerging Democratic Majority, "the 25-point margin Kerry posted among unmarried women represented one of the high water marks for the Senator among all demographic groups."

     
  • posted at 11:55 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Of course, incidents like this one which reveal the true nature of Republican hypocrisy tend to greatly reduce turn out among the key fanatical groups that the GOP relies on.

     
  • posted at 11:53 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Brian: Nice post. Its a shame that it doesn't have anything to do with the facts. Radical Conservatives represent a small percentage of the overall population of this country. It has only been a series of phenomenal Republican get out the vote campaigns among the Christian Extremists (and a number of incidents of election fraud) that have given the conservatives a tiny majority in some recent national elections.

     
  • posted at 5:19 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Women are likely to vote Democrat when they are single. Once they marry they are much more likely to vote Republican
    since the Republican party represents family values much more than the Democrats
    who mainly represent fringe groups. Many Democrats don't even preach what they practice. In fact, most moderate Democrats lead a conservative life even though they preach liberalism. Only because of pear pressure and loyalty to their party. It is quite obvious that this country is conservative for the most part and the fringe groups can't hold a candle to this.

     
  • posted at 3:25 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Former Rep. Mel Reynolds. The Illinois Democrat was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault with a 16-year-old. President Bill Clinton pardoned him before leaving office.

    I have 7 more ...

     
  • posted at 2:59 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    We should conclude that Stradlater is convinced that radical Islam is a myth
    and that Saddam Hussein never committed any attrocities. It's all carefully orchestrated lies of the Bush Admin. Tell this to all the people all over the globe who have first hand knowledge of radical Islam or those who fled Iraq under Saddam's regime. Stradlater, you care more about that minimal loss of your constitutional rights than what Sharia Law might do to this country.
    You're such a coward along with all of your liberal PC friends.

     
  • posted at 2:52 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Mrs.Clinton was the one who tried to force pricing on the drug companies, saying they must give im/flu shots below cost. The US company said f-you and quit making them. Thanks Mrs. Clinton, it was your policy that causes the U.S. to get our flu vax from over seas! We are dependant on other countries for vaccinations, what else will you you do clinton. We need a new party for the middle class, immigration 1# priority! Revolution if not!

     
  • posted at 2:47 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    I am republican only because I have no other choice. Family values is key, so is education in biology, which clearly states that same sex is an unnatural act that is destructive. The Republican party plays on our patriotism and family values! But they are clearly Pro Corporate and not middles as they seem. Democrats are plain nuts. After all that happened during the Clinton era, and Hillary running for pres!

     
  • posted at 1:04 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    I don't know, the Republicans have a pretty long tradition of covering up the sexual indiscretions of prominent party members. Just look at the way the truth about J Edgar Hoover's homosexuality was suppressed for decades.

     
  • posted at 11:43 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Brian, Republicans like yourself always defend the closet case homosexuals! Don't be ashamed anymore, it's okay to confess...

     
  • posted at 7:50 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    "Family values," Brian? Family values brings us thousands of our own and hundreds of thousand of Iraqis killed over blatant lies. Family values brings us the atrocities of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay. And the U.S. attorney scandal. And the bungling of Katrina. And the Scooter Libby scandal. And the suspension of Habeas Corpus. And illegal warrantless wiretaps.

    But of course, people who worry about "family values" only care about sexual digressions, not ones that cause mass deaths or all Americans being stripped of their constitutional rights.

     
  • posted at 7:08 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Brian Stewart: I think we all remember how well the Republican's "investigated and reacted" to the Foley scandal. What you failed to mention was that their reaction was to let the inappropriate behavior continue for 16 months. The GOP is only forcing Senator Footsie to resign in this case because they know that they no longer have the majority that they would need to sweep this under the rug.

     
  • posted at 7:05 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Did anyone see that the Republican Congressman who is heading up McCain's campaign in Florida got nabbed for exactly the same thing? Somehow, that one didn't make it onto FOX News.

     
  • posted at 5:25 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    Brian, Republicans have "Family Values," huh? Have you talked to Mark Foley or David Vitter lately? When is Vitter doing the honorable thing by resigning?

     
  • posted at 2:40 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    It is well known that the Republican Party is the party of family values and Mr. Craig is doing the right thing by resigning. On the other hand, the Democratic Party has a much longer track record on sex scandals that have been swept under the rug. Republicans investigate and react. Democrats re-elect as the link in my last post shows.

     
  • posted at 2:34 am on Sat, Sep 1, 2007.

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    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/10/2/223310.shtml Democrats Hypocrites on sex scandals.

     

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