BranfordBoy at My Left Nutmeg asks about Shays sanity:

“Looks like Chris Shays really, really, really wants to lose. How else can you explain this insanity from the Wednesday debate?”

Shays: Then the next question is, well what has the US done?  Well it has been accused of doing torture. That’s what it’s been accused of.  Now I’ve seen what happened in Abu Ghraib, and Abu Ghraib was not torture, it was outrageous, outrageous involvement of National Guard troops from Maryland who were involved in a sex ring and they took pictures of soldiers who were naked.  And they did other things that were just outrageous. But it wasn’t torture.

It’s difficult though how the dialogue in the rest of the world about that when you have news media all around the world saying we’re torturing people.  The bottom line for me is this.  We follow the Geneva Convention  period. That’s what we do.

Matthew Gertz has the video at My Left Nutmeg

I think the insanity results because all republicans ever think about is sex.

BUT why do republicans have such freakin’ weird ideas of what sex is supposed to be?

Republican Mark Foley is one example, and Republican Kolbe may very well be another example:

From NBC news:

Federal prosecutors in Arizona have opened a preliminary investigation of a camping trip Congressman Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., took 10 years ago that included two teenage congressional pages, a Justice Department spokesman told NBC News. NBC News first reported on the camping and rafting trip on Tuesday.

(x-posted at Drinking Liberally in New Milford)

Kolbe’s office denies anything “improper” happened.

More NBC:

NBC News interviewed several people who were on the trip, and their accounts vary. One participant, who requested anonymity, said he was uncomfortable with the attention Kolbe paid to one of the former pages. He was “creeped out by it,” he said, adding that there was a lot of “fawning, petting and touching” on the teenager’s arms, shoulders and back by Kolbe.

Joe in DC at AMERICAblog

Is the GOP setting their standard for all of our childrens’ futures?

If they are, then our kids are truely fucked if the GOP remains in power.

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