Archive for the ‘Mark Foley’ Category

Haiku For A Former “Genius”

Monday, November 13th, 2006

I was amused to read that, in the wake of last week’s Republican debacle, Karl Rove remains “steadfast,” and that he believes the loss was largely Foley’s fault. Moreover, Mary Matalin still views Rove as “the Zen master of movement politics.” 

I think it’s time for a new haiku:

Haiku For A Former “Genius”
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dream of Bush’s Brain:
Permanent Majority,
Surgic’ly removed. [tags]Karl Rove Humor, Election Humor, Bush’s Brain, The Architect, Permanent Republican Majority[/tags]

No Penance For Dennis?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Since blaming Democrats and the media didn’t stick, Denny Hastert is now trying to  shift blame to his staff. (Via Atrios) And that brings me to my latest limerick:

No Penance For Dennis?
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Hastert is blaming his staff,
But those in the know have to laugh.
Moms and dads are appalled
By his Foley bad call.
Does he think U.S. voters are daft?
[tags]Denny Hastert, Foley Scandal, House Speaker Hastert, Family Values, Blame Game[/tags]

Dirty Denny

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Dirty Denny
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There once was a House Speaker Denny,
With character not worth a penny.
He failed to shield teens
From a boy-obsessed fiend.
Family values? He doesn’t have any.
[tags]Denny Hastert, Foley Scandal, House Speaker Hastert, Family Values[/tags]

Fordham Axed, Scapegoated To The Max

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Tom Reynolds would have us believe that the GOP House leaders would surely have done something about Foley’s House page proclivities long ago, if only evil Kirk Fordham (Reynolds’ chief of staff) hadn’t talked them out of it.  And that brings me to this limerick:

Fordham Axed, Scapegoated To The Max
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Congressman Reynolds’ charade
Is dumping Kirk Fordham, his aide.
He is shifting the blame
For the page abuse shame,
So House Leaders can justice evade.

More on the Foley House Page Scandal for your reading (and viewing) pleasure:
* From Shakespeare’s Sister, Fordham will not go gently into that good night.
* One Good Move has the Daily Show clip: Foley Erect.
* Skippy presents Pedophile Theater.
* From Don Davis, The ‘Dirty Dozen’ Foley Stories The Corporate Media Won’t Report.
* Avedon Carol on Foley’s law and Foley’s law-breaking.
* From Steve Bates, A Different Kind Of Coverup.
* From Hollywood Liberal, Fox News calls Mark Foley a Democrat.
* From Mahablog, The Condi and Dennis Show.
* Digby’s Coup, Coup Cajoob.
* All Hat No Cattle’s Finger Pointing 

[tags]Tom Reynolds, Foley Scandal, House Leadership, Hastert’s Coverup, Kirk Fordham, GOP Scapegoat, Finger Pointing[/tags]

Hastert Haiku

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Hastert must resign
Because of his coverup.
No “buts,” no delay.

[tags]Denny Hastert, Mark Foley, GOP Scandal, GOP Leadership, House Speaker[/tags]

Ode To GOP Hypocrisy (Updated)

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

The House GOP leadership seems to be in a bit of trouble for covering up Mark Foley’s predatory Net communications.  So I dedicate my Ode To GOP Hypocrisy to House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and Majority Leader John Boehner:

Ode To GOP Hypocrisy
By Madeleine Begun Kane

When accusations first arose
V. Foley in the House.
The GOP top leadership
Was quiet as a mouse.

Had Foley been a Democrat
Accused of heinous acts,
Those fellows would have  trumpeted
Their “values” to the max.

The scandal keeps getting worse.  Did the GOP know about Foley way back in 2001? It sure looks that way.

[tags]GOP Hypocrisy, Mark Foley, Child Predators, Net Communications, House Page Scandal, Florida Election[/tags]

Foley’s Folly

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

By now, you surely know that Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) has resigned in disgrace ”amid reports that he had sent sexually explicit Internet messages to at least one underage male former page.”  But did you also know that Foley ”was credited with writing the sexual-predator provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006?”

Such irony cries out for a limerick:

Foley’s Folly
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There once was a Congressman Foley,
Who acted all pious and holy.
Helping kids was his cause,
But he broke his own laws,
Sending sleaze through the net. Holy Moley!  

(My political verse is collected here.)
[tags]Mark Foley, Congressman Foley, House Page Scandal, House Pages, Explicit Internet Messages, Florida Election, Ethics Committee[/tags]