No more than Dennis Hastert being a gifted coach and beloved GOP icon counts for something when it comes to rape. Of course the difference is that you would never start a thread condemning a Republican for child rape. There is a real story here- a real story of a man who got away with child rape. You want to make it about politics- because you don't give a damn about children being raped. But the tragedy is that this asshole- like so many other men- regardless of their politics- regardless of their professed sexual identities- are molesting children. And virtually the only time we see any threads about these crimes here at USMB is when someone wants to blame Liberals/Conservatives/Gays/Lesbians/Muslims/the Catholic Church for another asshole child molesting man.