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Bill Maher Almost Defends Foley

Posted on Oct 5, 2006
Bill Maher
From CNN

Maher makes the good point that in a less sexually repressed society, Mark Foley could have come out of the closet a long time ago.

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Bill Maher joined Wolf Blitzer in the Situation Room today to talk about Foleygate and hits the nail on the head when he points out that Republican/conservative repression and self-righteousness always seems to manifest itself in supreme hypocrisy. He gives the examples of Foley with internet predator legislation, Rush Limbaugh with drug abuse demonization and compulsive gambler Bill Bennett who wrote a book on virtues and morality.



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By Toodilie Toot, November 1, 2006 at 8:35 pm Link to this comment
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Mark Foley, Ney, Frist, Hastert, Libby (and his dirty book)DeLay…there’s no end to the corruption, is there?

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By Mad As Hell, October 6, 2006 at 7:03 pm Link to this comment
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Is Bill Maher out of his mind?  Or is he a fan of “chicken” himself?  17 year-olds are savvy?  Maybe with each other, but not with a 52 year old man!

I used to respect Bill Maher but he’s EXACTLY the same as Matt Drudge.

What a shithead!

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By M.Wilding, October 5, 2006 at 11:19 pm Link to this comment
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Bill is just a tad self conscious because his dates aren’t much older. grin

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By Mad As Hell, October 5, 2006 at 3:44 am Link to this comment
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I just don’t get it!

It’s not about Foley being Gay.  Neither I, nor most Democrats, nor even apparently most Republicans gives a rat’s ass about that.

It’s about two things:

1) Foley being a CHILD MOLESTER


2) The Republican leadership of the House knew it and covered it up and allowed it to continue until it became public, even allowing him to be on a committee to prevent child molestation!

It would be JUST as bad and NO DIFFERENT if Foley preyed on girls instead of boys.


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