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Foley submits resignation to Congress (scandal with 16 year old boy)
http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/politics/15640794.htm ^

Posted on 09/29/2006 12:25:43 PM PDT by lauriehelds

WASHINGTON - Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., submitted a letter of resignation from Congress on Friday in the wake of questions about e-mails he wrote a former male page, according to a congressional official.

Foley, 52, had been considered a shoo-in for re-election until the e-mails surfaced in recent days.

Campaign aides had previously acknowledged that the Republican congressman e-mailed the former Capitol page five times, but had said there was nothing inappropriate about the exchange. The page was 16 at the time of the e-mail correspondence.

Foley's election opponent, Democrat Tim Mahoney, has called for an investigation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: electionscongress; floriduh; foley; homosexualagenda; markfoley; nambla; rinowatch
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1 posted on 09/29/2006 12:25:44 PM PDT by lauriehelds
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To: lauriehelds
Joey, do you like films about gladiators?


2 posted on 09/29/2006 12:26:43 PM PDT by D-Chivas
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To: lauriehelds

Well what's right is right. Can teh GOP get a replacement on the ticket? When are Barney Frank and Ted Kennedy resigning? Teddy is a leaving the scene of an accident murderer.


3 posted on 09/29/2006 12:27:59 PM PDT by Williams
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To: D-Chivas

....have you ever been to a Turkish Bath???????


4 posted on 09/29/2006 12:28:04 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: lauriehelds

16 year-old boy? Sheesh.

Good riddance Foley.


5 posted on 09/29/2006 12:28:24 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: lauriehelds
Does this mean the Jeb can appoint a new member prior to the election?
6 posted on 09/29/2006 12:29:12 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: lauriehelds
Does this also mean a special election on Nov 7 to fill the remainder of his term, along with the election for the next Congress?

-PJ

7 posted on 09/29/2006 12:29:14 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: lauriehelds

Time for Jeb Bush o pull a McGreevy. Since he's not up for re-election he can appoint himself to fill out the term. Then he can run for the seat as a write in and the Dims'll be skunked!


8 posted on 09/29/2006 12:29:25 PM PDT by Young Werther (ues!")
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To: lauriehelds

I knew this guy was going to eventually get the GOP in trouble.


9 posted on 09/29/2006 12:29:49 PM PDT by AdvisorB
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To: NorCalRepub

"Have you ever seen a grown man naked?"


10 posted on 09/29/2006 12:29:54 PM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: lauriehelds

He should have just switched parties...the Dems would then be singing his praises...


11 posted on 09/29/2006 12:29:57 PM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: lauriehelds

What?! Bawney Fwank is not jumping to his defense?


12 posted on 09/29/2006 12:30:19 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: lauriehelds

Listen....nothing but crickets. The silence here is deafening.


13 posted on 09/29/2006 12:30:34 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: Williams

....lol....don't turn a blind eye to this by ridiculing Dems.....this is a black eye pure and simple for Foley..and the Repubs losing a seat most likely cause he is a flaming queen child lover........good lord.....


14 posted on 09/29/2006 12:30:37 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: beezdotcom

Now he'll write a tell-all book and go on Oprah.


15 posted on 09/29/2006 12:30:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lauriehelds

Well, whatever this represents, it seems to be spreading.

Good riddance to Mr. Foley.

Any chance another Republican can step in and give the Democrat a fight?


16 posted on 09/29/2006 12:30:46 PM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: NorCalRepub


I suppose he'll now go on a McGreevey sob tour.

A bottle of pills usually does the trick.

Any more pathetic closet cases want to quit while we're at it?


17 posted on 09/29/2006 12:30:47 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: lauriehelds

16 year old boy? He should be horse whipped. Twice, once for the boy and once for screwing us out of a seat. I despise cretins like this..he smears the whole party by his actions.


18 posted on 09/29/2006 12:31:08 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Callahan

Difference between republicans and democrats:

Nixon, under threat of impeachment, resigns to keep the country out of the social/cultural fallout of the impeachment of a president.

Clinton, stays the course, gets impeached and dares them to throw him out.

Foley, as soon as the evidence becomes apparent, quits race and resigns.

Franks, well we know all about it...

Republicans are held to a different standard and, by in large, hold themselves to a higher standard. We just sort of expect this sort of stuff from democrats.


19 posted on 09/29/2006 12:31:27 PM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: Mr.Smorch

Two cardinal rules of politics:

1. Don't get caught with dead girl and

2. Don't get caught with a live boy.

The exceptions being that Democratic Congressmen can get cught with dead girls (Kennedy) and live boys (Barney Fag) all they want.


20 posted on 09/29/2006 12:31:39 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: Mr.Smorch

"I knew this guy was going to eventually get the GOP in trouble."

How did you know? What did you know?


21 posted on 09/29/2006 12:31:40 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: lauriehelds

So e-mailing a kid is fodder for resignation but getting b.j.'s from an intern not much older, that makes that president who is painted as a victim of mean Republicans who dared suggest he be removed from office, a hero who leaves office with a 65% approval rating. The e-mails may have been a little weird, but they weren't to the level of what Bubba did. We live in a topsy turvey, Alice in Wonderland nation right now.


22 posted on 09/29/2006 12:31:57 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: Young Werther

wouldn't Jeb have to live in the Congressional District to run there ... not that I think he'd do it. It's not going to be good for ANY Republican in that district now, including the Gubernatorial and Senatorial candidates.


23 posted on 09/29/2006 12:32:15 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: crosslink
Does this mean the Jeb can appoint a new member prior to the election?

Governors can only appoint replacements to the Senate. Special elections are held to replace Congressmen.

24 posted on 09/29/2006 12:32:18 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Callahan

......well don't call T.O. for advice on suicide....he can't do that either.....


25 posted on 09/29/2006 12:32:25 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: lauriehelds
This is how far down the rat has sunk. He is coming to understand that he will lose again and has lashed out at a gay Republican that they did get some votes out of. Foley was outed years ago by a DC queer's website. They have had this card up their sleeve for at least two years. He won with 68%, the district is most likely safe. They will gain nothing but the "joy" of having destroyed a man. Maybe gay rank and file Dems will realize it is ALWAYS the rat that outs people. But probably not.
26 posted on 09/29/2006 12:32:33 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (DON'T BELIEVE PESSIMISM: FEELINGS ARE FOR LOVE SONGS. FACTS ARE FOR PREDICTING WHO WINS IN NOV)
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To: NorCalRepub

Ouch!


27 posted on 09/29/2006 12:32:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lauriehelds
Based on his actions, looks like he disgraced himself and a list of others.

Unlike the sorry DEMS, I won't support wrong doing because he's on my side (was).
28 posted on 09/29/2006 12:33:16 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Was it always being on Hardball that did it? By the ABC has full details including chatting about private parts which goes his excause of keeping "offical records"


29 posted on 09/29/2006 12:33:39 PM PDT by Paul8148
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To: jmaroneps37

Then the Rats will turn right around and criticize the GOP for not supporting Foley because they are so intolerant.


30 posted on 09/29/2006 12:33:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: crosslink

Governors can only appoint senate vacancies. The Republicans will just replace Foley on the ballot. And this is a fairly safe Republican district so despite those ringing their hands on this thread it will likely remain GOP.


31 posted on 09/29/2006 12:33:50 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Huh?


32 posted on 09/29/2006 12:34:17 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: lauriehelds

Where are all his defenders today? Guess he is a homo pedo


33 posted on 09/29/2006 12:34:18 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: jmaroneps37

He should of been a Liberal congressman from Cape Cod, Mass who had sex with a male page. Not only would he have gotten re elected, but he would retire with a full pension, too.


34 posted on 09/29/2006 12:34:22 PM PDT by Stepan12 (NY Times: Bush finds cure for cancer; healthcare workers to suffer massive layoffs)
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To: r9etb

when I first looked at this, no posts were seen. I've been corrected.


35 posted on 09/29/2006 12:34:57 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: lauriehelds
C e l e b r a t e
36 posted on 09/29/2006 12:35:03 PM PDT by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: lauriehelds

No doubt they'll let the Republicans handpick a replacement for him on the ballot. Anything less would be a "hypertechnical reliance" on the rules.


37 posted on 09/29/2006 12:35:18 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: D-Chivas
I don't know what the reality is but I've seen Foley on TV and he has been a staunch Bush supporter. Once this kind of charge is made, it may be too tough to beat, regardless of the truth. He did however, seem to fold his tent rather quickly.


38 posted on 09/29/2006 12:35:25 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Or as we used to say in the Boston State House, "Don't get caught with a dead nun or a love priest."

Once upon a time I used to laugh at that line. Not any more.


39 posted on 09/29/2006 12:35:41 PM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: CaptRon

Rumor has it Foley will be moving to Massachusetts. Foley would have a pretty good chance up here, he can say Gerry Studds was his mentor. These libs up here love the fruity crowd.


40 posted on 09/29/2006 12:35:46 PM PDT by RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS. (NUGENT and me IN '08)
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To: NorCalRepub

Have you ever seen a grown man naked?

41 posted on 09/29/2006 12:35:49 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Williams

Yes he can be replaced on the ballot.


42 posted on 09/29/2006 12:36:09 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (VOTE DEMOCRAT--TERRORISTS ARE COUNTING ON IT)
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To: RexBeach

Ooops. Make that "live priest."


43 posted on 09/29/2006 12:36:24 PM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Well I wish I could be as hopeful on this district. We have lost it. The only thing we can do according to the news is submit a write in. I chalking this one in the loss column


44 posted on 09/29/2006 12:36:25 PM PDT by catholicfreeper (Geaux Tigers SEC FOOTBALL ROCKS)
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To: ryan71

Exactly. And GOP is partly to blame for the fact murderers like Ted Kennedy are treated with respect. We all have allowed the dems to become a snake pit without repercussions.


45 posted on 09/29/2006 12:36:25 PM PDT by Williams
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To: jmaroneps37

Being gay wasn't going to keep him from getting elected. But when the magic words "sixteen-year-old page" showed up? His base would dry up like a puddle in the desert.

The original stories on this sounded pretty innocent--him emailing the page asking when his birthday was and what he wanted for it, asking for a picture, stuff like that. Slightly odd, but nothing that rises to resigning over. There's got to be more to this, probably a LOT more.

}:-)4


46 posted on 09/29/2006 12:36:31 PM PDT by Moose4 (They caught me white and nerdy.)
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To: lauriehelds

I am surprised, I really did not think there was much to this story. Now it makes me think that perhaps there is more in those emails that was not released that is far more suspect than asking about a birthday and a photo. Wonder if anyone has any more of the emails published?


47 posted on 09/29/2006 12:36:45 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: RobRoy

.....well Barney may be gay..but haven't heard he was consorting with boys.....and Clinton at least molested a woman....as immoral as both of them are.....there is something much sicker about flirting with young men or boys.....God....talk about fu**ing up your life for a little thrill......he will never live this down for sure..

......and Kennedy..well, you have to kill at least 2 people to get into trouble.....the first one is a pass....


48 posted on 09/29/2006 12:36:47 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: lauriehelds

I wonder if he was McGreevy's Snowbird down south.


49 posted on 09/29/2006 12:36:53 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: lauriehelds
The article doesn't provide any details to substantiate the claim that Foley made "sexual advances" toward the kid. The topics actually reported seem innocent enough, but of course there's no context provided.

Are there any real details available?

50 posted on 09/29/2006 12:37:14 PM PDT by r9etb
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