I'm disgusted by the recent revelations of sexually-explicit emails sent from Representative Mark Foley to young men serving as House pages. I'm also a little astonished at his ignorance -or hubris. Are there really people who still don't understand that e-mail is public? He's not just a predator; he's a dumb one.
I'm equally dismayed, however, that the leadership of the House (and let's review who THAT is... oh! You!) seems to have tried to cover this scandal up for months, if not years. It's simply disgraceful. In some states, if you are aware of potential sexual abuse of a minor and fail to report it, you can be found guilty of a crime.
When Bill Clinton had an affair, which arguably harmed only him and his wife, there was an impeachment. The least you can do in this situation of sexual impropriety that harmed more -and more vulnerable- people, is step down. But, before you go, have the integrity to call for Congress to come back into session and investigate this matter thoroughly. The American people deserve answers -- and we also deserve to know that you're taking the proper steps to protect the high school students in your care from child sex predators.
I look forward to your reply on this topic.