I don't know any Republican who condones or excuses the actions of ex-Congressman Foley. As soon as evidence of those abhorrent Instant Messages came to light, he was forced to resign.
It's a shame our friends on the other side of the aisle don't have a similar regard for standards of conduct and accountability.
After all, Congressman William Jefferson, (DEMOCRAT-Louisiana) was videotaped by the FBI accepting a $100,000 bribe, $90,000 of which was later found in his freezer. He's still a member of Congress. No "rush to judgment" there.
And while we are demanding the utomost accountability for House GOP leadership, is it not fair to ask the same for Democrat leadership who knew that Rep. Patrick Kennedy (DEMOCRAT-RI) had a problem and yet did nothing to stop it? Kennedy could have KILLED a child while driving under the influence. Where's accountability for that?
Dick Morris summed it up quite some time ago:
"If you're going to be a sexual predator, be a Democrat."
Go read the whole thing.
Update: democrat Harry Reid had double standard on corruption back in May.