Another seat for the Democrats... (Rep. Mark Foley)

another Republican resigns in shame…

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/09/29/national/w123452D40.DTL&type=politics

Well, at least he had the decency to immediately resign, unlike others.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/09/29/congressman.e.mails/index.html

Evidently a Florida congressman got a little crazy when he sent emails to a 16-year old page. I don’t know about you, but I could sure use some details.

He said he’d turn over a new leaf, just as soon as he’d gotten to the bottom of that Page…

I almost posted that, but decided not too. It was just sodomeasy…

Here you go:

NY Times story

Reg. required.

Apparently Foley asked the page for a picture, which skeeved the kid out.

Thanks for the link (I didn’t have to register! WooHOO!). While it sounds like he was maybe grooming him for a future “heavier hit”, it doesn’t sound like he’s a monster or anything. I was expecting more blood and guts.

Followed by

I read the emails and they really aren’t that bad. I was more appalled at the atrocious spelling than anything. The emails clearly do not tell the whole story. He resigned for a reason…I’m guessing he has kiddie porn on his computer or is secretly having a sexual affair with another man or something of that nature that he is afraid of being exposed because of these emails.

I know it’s sick, but that made me laugh.

The article I read on this was on Yahoo:

Foley Resigns

This article also discusses info from ABC News regarding Foley apparently getting into sexually-oriented instant message conversations with current and former teenage male pages. Sez ABC News: "In one message, ABC said, Foley wrote to one page: ‘Do I make you a little horny?’ "

Well, so much for giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Well, it sounded like something a comedian would think of. I don’t know if it’s true he said it, but you have to admit it is funny.

Hey, the guy resigned and made a sincere apology (without saying exactly what he was apologizing for,) hours after the story broke. I was for giving him the benefit of the doubt before that, but those aren’t the actions of someone who was just being friendly.

Well, apparently I was reading the wrong emails. Ew.

He also stated he would resign because there were other potentially damaging emails and IM’s out there.

Aaaand the only thing I can think if noe is a use for the word “sodomeasy”. I hvae no idea what it means, but people are going to thnk it means an awfull lot of things. :smiley:

Pun on so damn easy…

Sodomeasy Hussein’s AOL name. not that I would know.

Okay, I merged the two threads about this subject (the ones with responses; the others, I just closed and sent readers this way) and edited the title to include Foley’s name.