That seems to be the gist of the Republican talking points on Mark Foley. Only in their case they don’t regard it as a fair cop, just the fault of society. There is this description of how they, congressmen, all do it and it is the Democrats fault for hearing about it before an election. I also read that Jerry Falwell said Mark Foley’s problems are the fault of society. When people other than Republicans talk this way, they call it coddling criminals.