Why is it that when Republicans commit reprehensible acts they are vociferously condemned by the Democrats and the media, whereas similar acts by Democrats are largely ignored?
What Foley did was despicable, but there is no proof he actually had sexual relations with any of the congressional pages he emailed or instant messaged. On the other hand, Rep Gerry Studds, a Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts who served from 1973 until 1997, was censured in 1983 for having sexual relations with an underage 'page' and was subsequently rewarded by being re-elected 5 more times!
No-one ever seemed to care much about Clinton's lies re. his liaison with Monica Lewinsky or his other sexual dalliances, for that matter. My liberal friends and colleagues vehemently defended him, claiming that what he did in private was his own business in spite of the fact that, as an authority figure, he should have been above reproach. No-one seemed to mind, either, that his blatant lies, in front of the whole world no less, made him and the U.S. laughing stocks. I have spoken with foreigners who have all mentioned this fact.
As for sexual harassment. Consider the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill controversy versus the Clinton/Paula Jones controversy. I recall both Thomas and Paula Jones were the vilified ones.
Republicans are held to an unfair, higher moral standard than Democrats and just demonstrates how hypocritical liberals can be. Moral decrepitude, should be condemned as such, whether you are a Republican or a Democrat!