Awwwww ... it's so cute to watch the residents of Wankerville dance around the campfire, tenderly feeding each other Smores, when they win one. Apparently (and hard to believe as it may be), I'm just going to take "anonymous"'s word back here that recently-exposed DHS employee and pedophile Brian J. Doyle is, in fact, a registered Democrat.
Well, huzzah and hooray. Given anonymous' overwhelming snark, I'm guessing that finding a bad Democrat somehow makes up for the growing stream of Republican perps either under indictment or on their way to the Big House (Jack Abramoff, "Duke" Cunningham, Scooter Libby, etc.). It all cancels out, then, anonymous? Is that how it works? Sort of like how the Bush administration has lied for years but, hey, Clinton once lied about a blowjob so we're even, is that it?
In any event, I'm betting "anonymous," nursing his woody over this, never bothered to read further to understand the other big issue on the table, and that's how anyone like Doyle could have been accepted into DHS into the first place. It's called the "vetting process" and even someone as dense as "Special Ed" understands the problem here (emphasis added)
In this case, Doyle's extracurricular activities escaped everyone's attention, including (one supposes) the FBI and its pre-hire background check. It still reflects badly on the White House and the DHS, which is why political appointees such as Doyle are supposed to get a thorough vetting not just for security risks but also for the potential to embarrass the administration they serve. In the future, the Bush team had better learn to vet their candidates a little more thoroughly.
Why, yes, Ed, perhaps they should. Like maybe asking his former employer if he had a porn-related problem at work, that sort of thing:
The Department of Homeland Security official arrested Tuesday on charges of seducing a minor over the Internet faced disciplinary action at his previous workplace, Time magazine's Washington bureau, for misusing company equipment to download pornography, friends and former colleagues said.
In any event, the right-wing wankersphere is currently popping the bubbly and releasing the balloons over this one. And, when the news shifts back to the GOP culture of corruption, they will, of course, go conveniently silent yet again. It's not like you're going to be surprised or anything.
BY THE WAY, while numerous leftie bloggers certainly made fun of Doyle when it was assumed he was a Republican, many others (unlike your typical right-wing wank) managed to keep their eye on the ball and understand what the real issue was.
For example, over at DK, we had SusanG writing an entire piece on DHS Background Checks while managing not to mention Doyle's political affiliation at all. Only later in the comments section does someone mention Wizbang's identification of Doyle as a Democrat, to which another commenter appropriately responds:
It doesn't matter if he was a dem or a republican
If he had past offenses for pedophilia or child pornography, a security clearance should have brought that to light and he should have been denied. pedophiles have no business in law enforcement or ANY profession where they might use their position of authority to victimize a child.
Um ... exactly. So should we expect to hear anything about this issue from "anonymous?" Or will he be too busy making the next batch of Smores?
THE JOY OF HYPOCRISY. It's not clear whether these two "anonymous" posters are one and the same but, back here, the first commenter got seriously bent out of shape, writing:
Yep. One person does this, so damn the entire department. Hell, damn the entire Republican party while you're at it, cuz you know that no liberals are sexual perverts and predators.
See, it's, like, totally unfair to condemn an entire department or political party based on the misdeeds of a single individual. Do I really need to finish this?
OH, MY. Your thoughts, "anonymous?"