For obvious reasons some Republican members of congress, and some of the talking heads are trying to spin the Rep. Foley (R-Fl.) in directions other than it's pedophilia core.
One very lame excuse was tossed out by Newt Gingrich claiming that the reason this was not exposed was the house leadership feared being accused of 'gay bashing'.
Sorry Newt, the issue is not homosexuality, it is pedophilia. While there can be homosexual Pedophiles, there are also what appear to be a countless supply of heterosexual Pedophiles.
Between the weekly pedophilia stings that Dateline stages, and the monthly reports of another female teacher sleeping with a middleschool boy, the fact the this is not a homosexual issue should be clear to everyone.
Nice try Newt, but your attempt at spin was very weak, and a bit silly.