THE BLOG
10/06/2006 09:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Note From A Republican Representative

Uh, yeah. There are creepy people online, and parents need to warn their children. Be careful when you're online. Especially with Republican Congressman. It's up to the parents because you can bet the Speaker Of The House isn't going to protect you.

I'm paraphrasing but this is basically the reaction of Republican Representative Chris Cannon who has decided to blame the Mark "The Predator" Foley scandal on a bunch of "precocious kids."

Some other great quotes from Cannon: "The point of what I said is that institutions can't protect kids in a day when you have instant messaging and cell phones that do texting but also take pictures."

"It's about warning parents and kids that they need to take responsibility in a world full or with an increasing number of predators." (particularly Republican Congressmen)

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Stephen Elliott