Long before Republican Congressman Foley was revealed as a pervert with a desire for young boys, I wondered to a friend, ďAre all Republicans pedophiles ?Ē
A local GOP rising star had just been arrested for feeding beer to underage boys and accosting one of them. In 2003 a judge-elect of Monroe County, Pennsylvania, my home, was charged with indecent assault for molesting his young daughter at a rock concert in the front row of a packed Wilkes-Barre auditorium.
The attorney, Mark Pazuhanich, was a favorite of the old guard GOP organization who had served two terms as district attorney. Before he molested his daughter in public, Mark had been particularly hard as a prosecutor on sex perverts who preyed on children. Like Foley, it turned out he was part of the problem.
He pleaded nolo to charges relating to the incident and was stripped of his judgeship, given 10 year probation and placed on Meganís List with all of the other local pedophiles. Quite a come down for a distinguished graduate of Columbia Law School.