Friday, September 29, 2006

GOP Intern Scandal

Mark Foley has resigned from Congress over improper emails with a 16 year old male page. The emails came to light yesterday, and although questionable were not on their face improper. My guess is that there was much more behind this than has been made public so far.

I don't know the rules on whether he can be replaced on the ballot, but it certainly hurt the GOP chances of keeping this seat. On a more macro level, this once again brings into focus Congressional ethics, and perhaps will serve to demoralize the base a bit.

It will be interesting to see if more details come to light, or whether the resignation will be enough to keep the dogs at bay.