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Daniel Kurtzman

Mark Foley Sex Scandal

By September 29, 2006

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Itís been a while in between good political sex scandals, but Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) has provided us with a doozy following revelations that he exchanged sexually explicit message with an underage boy.

Foley promptly resigned after the transcripts were made public of an IM chat he had with a 16-year-old congressional page. ABC News has the goods:
Maf54: You in your boxers, too?
Teen: Nope, just got home. I had a college interview that went late.
Maf54: Well, strip down and get relaxed.

Another message:
Maf54: What ya wearing?
Teen: tshirt and shorts
Maf54: Love to slip them off of you.

And this one:
Maf54: Do I make you a little horny?
Teen: A little.
Maf54: Cool.
If you're really brave, you can read the full transcript that ABC News has posted on its Web site, but be forewarned, itís graphic and highly explicit.

In addition to creating a vacancy in the House, Foley's resignation means he will not be able to continue his work as chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, where he evidently had been doing a heck of a job.

Late-Night Jokes
The late-night comedians will surely have a field day with the scandal in coming weeks. Jay Leno fired the first volley:

"A Congressman from Florida, 52-year-old Mark Foley, resigned because of questionable emails he wrote to a former male page. The page as 16 years old at the time. And out of force of habit, the Catholic church offered to move him to another parish."

More Leno: "I don't think this Mark Foley guy gets it. When a reporter asked him what he's going to do after he resigned, he said, 'I'm going to Disneyland!' ... Actually, today he got a new job. He's going to join former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's book tour."

More on the Foley Scandal
About.com's U.S. Politics Guide Kathy Gill has complete details on the latest developments in the scandal.

The New York Times reports that top Republican leaders knew for months about Foley's emails

Wonkette has the video of ABC News's report on the scandal

AMERICAblog is all over the story

Extreme Mortman looks at the difficulty of serving in Congress if your name is Foley

The Huffington Post looks at Republican sexcapades featuring the family values crowd in all their glory

The Washington Post has a history of congressional sex scandals

Comments

October 1, 2006 at 11:04 pm
(1) politicalhumor says:

Here’s a great video clip of Mark Foley saying, “We track library books better than we track pedophiles.”

and also:

“Well, if i were one of these sickos, I’d be nervous with America’s Most Wanted on my traill.”

Shameless.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/10/01/video-foleywe-track-_n_30682.html

March 9, 2008 at 8:54 pm
(2) BelligerentRedneck says:

Hey buddy! Mark Foley is a good man, no better a good Republican. Tell you what. I think it’s just unAmerican to even question someone’s morals in public office. Especially if they’re a good Christian man. I think this site should be taken down.

November 12, 2008 at 7:08 pm
(3) PrescottSmall says:

BelligerentRedneck, how many underage males have you buggered lately?

I have to come to expect it from a readneck conservative christian to defend a homosexual pedofile as long as he is a christian republican.

You know there are these little inventions that are called books. You should try one sometime. You know, they are even portable.

If you do that you might try a history book. There you may find out that AMerica was born of men that questioned authority. Questioning authority is one of our most cherished values as Americans. But I come to expect nothing more than unquestioning blind obedience from conservatives these days. So live your life as a little red state robot.

The difference between ignorance and stuipidity, one is curable and the cure is just a matter of making a choice to learn something.

May 11, 2009 at 3:02 pm
(4) mr hate says:

Mark Foley was trying to get
a law passed to ban pre-teen modeling
sites.

Now he himself goes chasing after teen
age boys. The hypocrisy of this man
is disturbing.

He who screams the loudest usually
has something to hide……LOL

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