Thursday, October 19, 2006

Foley


This guy really, I mean really, disgusts me. I was appalled to read of his "inappropriate" behavior when the story broke. But this latest wrinkle, the business about the priest, is really the proverbial icing on the proverbial cake.
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CNN said today, "Earlier this month, Roth [Foley's lawyer] said 'Mark does not blame the trauma he sustained as a young adolescent for his totally inappropriate' e-mails and instant messages. 'He continues to offer no excuse whatsoever for his conduct.'" Sheesh.
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He may indeed be offering no excuse whatsoever. But he sure is trying to divert attention away from himself, isn't he?
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That being said, Frank the poet has written an excellent piece called "Shitty Shepherds." Here's a link to it: http://camploony.blogspot.com/ It was published on October 19. If you like Frank's poetry, you can always find a link in my sidebar.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link to Frank's site. I thought his poem, "Shitty Shepherds" was very well done! Your pink baby quilt is beautiful. What a wonderful gift. I completely understand your thoughts on someday leaving behind something that will reveal who we are/were to those who come after us. How I wish I had something from my Nanna; my memories of her are faint. Knowing who she was as a woman would be priceless.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What are we to learn here? I agree with you that this is completely disgusting, abhorrent behavior made even uglier by the lack of explanation and/or excuses and the divergent attempts to shine the light elsewhere. Are we to think there are no more decent, morally upright, law-abiding role models? No. Just less of them making the news, we have to search harder to find what's been there all along.

Susan said...

Nothing like blaming others for your own stupidity. I wish he'd just admit that he's a sick twist.