Sex, drugs, politics & religion: A GOP story unfolds

What is the biggest threat to GOP electoral success?

  • Public opinion regarding domestic corruption and sex scandals.

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  • Public opinion regarding the war in Iraq and elsewhere.

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  • Foreign policy failure.

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  • Domestic policy failure.

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  • Plain and simple arrogance of the administration.

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  • Its just time for a change.

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  • Total voters
Some of the more 'interesting' quotes:

"The Washington rumour mill is in overdrive with names of top Republicans who have indulged in intimate behaviour with teenage interns."

"Fr Anthony Mercieca, a 72-year-old priest ... alleged that he and Mr Foley shared hotel rooms in the 1960s, during which he massaged the naked altar boy."

"Fr Mercieca said that he was in a drug-induced fog on one occasion when a sexually inappropriate encounter might have taken place."

"We trusted each other as brothers, and loved each other as brothers,"

"Yesterday, the priest was perplexed about why Mr Foley sought to "destroy" him."

Priest reignites Republican scandal

The Republican Party faced fresh embarrassment yesterday ahead of America's crucial mid-term elections when a Roman Catholic priest said that he had a series of intimate encounters with the disgraced congressman Mark Foley.

The resignation last month of Mr Foley, after he was found to have sent sexually explicit e-mails to young male congressional interns, had already handicapped the party's campaign to retain its grip on Congress in the elections next month.

Full text here: Telegraph Online: 20 October 2006
Not defending Foley in the slightest but the priest needs to wake up to the fact that he is a pedophile, Foley according to wikipedia was born in 1954!
The two reasons why the Republicans may tank are the lack of leadership from the administration and the various corruption scandals. The Republicans' only saving grace is that the Democrats do not stand for anything.

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