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Challenger Seeks Probe of Rep. Foley's E-Mails to Boy, 16
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/28/AR2006092801764.html ^

Posted on 09/29/2006 12:14:13 PM PDT by lauriehelds

The Democratic opponent of Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) is calling for an investigation into an e-mail exchange that Foley conducted last year with a 16-year-old boy who had worked as a congressional page.

Foley, 52, has served in the House for six terms and is seeking reelection. He said that the five e-mails he wrote to the boy were harmless and that their publication is part of an attempt by Democrats to smear him.

"The e-mails in question were a response to a handwritten thank-you letter from a former page," said Jason Kello, Foley's spokesman. "There have not been any allegations made by anyone except by Tim Mahoney and the Democrats who are attempting to misrepresent a series of innocent communications to prop up a failing political campaign."

Jessica Santillo, a spokeswoman for Mahoney, a Venus, Fla., rancher and business executive who is running against Foley, said in a written statement: "This is a matter for the appropriate authorities to investigate."

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1 posted on 09/29/2006 12:14:14 PM PDT by lauriehelds
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To: lauriehelds

Only a dead girl or a live boy could derail Foley... oh wait.


2 posted on 09/29/2006 12:17:44 PM PDT by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: Alter Kaker

Foley has a little bit of a gay problem. It's been going on for years. It's why he abandonded his senate race in 2004. He even held a press conference at that time with Jeb Bush saying sexual preference is a private matter and he will never answer the questions whether he is gay or not.


3 posted on 09/29/2006 12:21:16 PM PDT by lauriehelds
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To: lauriehelds

He resigned. Game over.


4 posted on 09/29/2006 12:23:45 PM PDT by mbraynard (I don't even HAVE a mustache!)
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To: lauriehelds

HE JUST RESIGNED.


5 posted on 09/29/2006 12:23:53 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: lauriehelds

He just resigned.


6 posted on 09/29/2006 12:24:02 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: lauriehelds

I want republicans elected, and unlike some I will vote for a GOP RINO over a dem liberal any day. But IF there is anything improper done with an underage boy, I would want any congressman thrown out. I'd prefer to start with Barney Frank, next Ted Kennedy as a murderer, but I would throw out republicans too.


7 posted on 09/29/2006 12:25:21 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Fawn

Resigned from office?


8 posted on 09/29/2006 12:25:58 PM PDT by Williams
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To: lauriehelds

9 posted on 09/29/2006 12:26:11 PM PDT by dubie
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To: Williams

Don't forget KKK Byrd. People with skeletons in their closet shouldn't run for office.


10 posted on 09/29/2006 12:26:50 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid. It's also WWIV.)
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To: lauriehelds
He didn't have to resign, just switch parties.

This sort of thing is acceptable if your a Democrat.
11 posted on 09/29/2006 12:26:51 PM PDT by msnimje (Seriously, if it REALLY were a religion of PEACE, would they have to label it as such?)
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To: Williams

Check out breaking news.


12 posted on 09/29/2006 12:27:10 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: lauriehelds

Sucks to lose the seat, but just the same, good riddance!


13 posted on 09/29/2006 12:27:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lauriehelds

Looks like Santillo hit the jackpot.


14 posted on 09/29/2006 12:27:56 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: lauriehelds

Now he can go be a spokesman for NAMBLA.


15 posted on 09/29/2006 12:28:18 PM PDT by D-Chivas
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To: msnimje
That was my first thought too.
16 posted on 09/29/2006 12:28:53 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: Williams

Yes......if his emails are innocent...then why not fight??


17 posted on 09/29/2006 12:31:35 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: lauriehelds

Seems to me that a gay republican would get a lot of crossover support from democrats. After all, they show their pride in every parade.


18 posted on 09/29/2006 12:33:57 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: lauriehelds
...sexual preference is a private matter and he will never answer the questions whether he is gay or not.

It ceases to be private when one seeks, or is installed in, a public or political position. If these people think being sodomites is so damn "good and normal", as Giuliani once said it was, then why the deception?
Not surprisingly, RNC head Ken Mehlman hid behind the same deceitful maneuver.

19 posted on 09/29/2006 12:40:51 PM PDT by jla
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To: lauriehelds

If he'd just had a gay lover running a prostitution ring out of his home, he'd have been ok. But emails? Hang him.


20 posted on 09/29/2006 12:41:15 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: lauriehelds
Foley has a little bit of a gay problem.

If he's screwing boys younger than 18, it's more than a little bit of a gay problem.

21 posted on 09/29/2006 12:48:12 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan,)
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To: Williams

Not only is he a POS, but he's a dumb one at that. Sending an email confession has got to be the dumbest thing a criminal could do.


22 posted on 09/29/2006 12:50:43 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

I missed that part, what was the email confession?


23 posted on 09/29/2006 12:52:00 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Williams

He sent sexually explicit emails to a 16 year old boy.

I'd consider that a confession.


24 posted on 09/29/2006 12:57:42 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

I haven't seen any report that they were sexually explicit. And yes he is an idiot if he did anything like that.


25 posted on 09/29/2006 1:01:50 PM PDT by Williams
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To: lauriehelds

You know, this challenger seems just a little too "prepared" to me. Where was he? Next to the kid helping to write notes back and forth?


26 posted on 09/29/2006 1:02:56 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

Sean Hannity said this all happened over a year ago?? How interesing it all comes out right now. Sounds like one vast left wing conspiracy to me.


27 posted on 09/29/2006 1:10:22 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: TNCMAXQ
Sean Hannity said this all happened over a year ago?? How interesing it all comes out right now. Sounds like one vast left wing conspiracy to me.

So this story is coming out NOW, just like the NIE (sp?) issue. Gee, do ya think the Dems could be more obvious with their attempted frame-ups?

28 posted on 09/29/2006 1:14:27 PM PDT by madison10
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To: lauriehelds

A little off-topic, but isn't it "paige", not "page"?


29 posted on 09/29/2006 1:31:05 PM PDT by waverna
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To: lauriehelds

30 posted on 09/29/2006 1:33:06 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: lauriehelds

If Foley were a Democrat, Tim Mahoney would be standing up for his choice of sexual preferences.


31 posted on 09/29/2006 1:35:06 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: CaptRon
If Foley were a Democrat, Tim Mahoney would be standing up for his choice of sexual preferences.

If Foley were a Democrat, he would be sobbing on Oprah about how repressed he as been. Since he's an Repub, the knives will be out.

And, OBTW, Foley is an idiot for sending e-mails.
32 posted on 09/29/2006 1:40:47 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: rottndog

Yes, he is. This really saddens me because, if I remember correctly, he was an outspoken supporter of the President during the 2000 election mess and he was still a state rep in Florida.


33 posted on 09/29/2006 1:46:10 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: lauriehelds
Foley has a little bit of a gay problem. It's been going on for years.

The many FReepers who have been making excuses for this pervert and voting for him and promoting him for Senate are ENABLERS -- they should be ashamed for ignoring all the warning signs.

NO POOFTERS!!!

34 posted on 09/29/2006 2:12:15 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: D-Chivas
Now he can go be a spokesman for NAMBLA.

I'm sure some democrat has already beat him to it.

35 posted on 09/29/2006 2:26:19 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: lauriehelds

Not only did he resign, congress will be in recess in less than 5 hours.


36 posted on 09/29/2006 3:39:32 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: lauriehelds

he's a sick twit


37 posted on 09/29/2006 5:34:35 PM PDT by Roberts
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