Florida Republican Congressmen Mark Foley has resigned, and for the better, apparently:
Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday in the wake of questions about e-mails he wrote a former teenage male page.Predictably, the Lefties are all over it, naturally gluttonous with the hasty ingestion of every last morsel of Foley's reputation.
"I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent," he said in a statement issued by his office.
His departure sent Republicans scrambling for a replacement candidate less than six weeks before midterm elections in which Democrats are making a strong bid to gain control of the House.
But this guy allegedly knew about Foley's sexual tendencies long ago:
Ten years ago, I outed Foley as a gay man for The Advocate, the national gay and lesbian newsmagazine...*UPDATE*
...asking a lawmaker if he was gay and how his sexuality affected his vote was just not acceptable. It wasn't in 1996, and I doubt many reporters would do it today. It's not homophobia per se. It's really more like homo-aversion.
Details on the email, Foley's position in Congress, and it ain't looking good for the GOP.
Six-term Republican Rep. Mark Foley of Florida resigned... on Friday following reports he sent sexually inappropriate e-mails to underage congressional interns.
Foley, chairman of the House caucus on missing and exploited children, said he would resign immediately after ABC News reported he sent messages to current and former congressional pages with repeated references to sexual organs and acts...
Foley was the author of the key sexual predator provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which Bush signed in July.
Foley, who represents a district in southern Florida, also was a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees tax and trade policy.
Six weeks to the election and this Republican turns out to be, or if not, will be made out to be a hideous child-molesting monster.
More ABC News coverage here, and the actual emails republished over here at the Leftist CREW.
Foley is ruined. Pending results of the inevitable investigations, he could face prison time.
NAMBLA to the rescue???
I don't recommend it because language gets rather disgusting, but if you must, here is the email conversation in its entirety.
Foley is yet another example of the abundant worthless, hypocrite, self-serving idiots running Congress.
ABC News was inaccurate, Foley's page was 18 at the time, the IMs were a prank.
Foley is not a worthless hypocrite, at least not from what we know now.