Skip to comments.Foley submits resignation to Congress (scandal with 16 year old boy)
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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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.
....have you ever been to a Turkish Bath???????
16 year-old boy? Sheesh.
Good riddance Foley.
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!
I knew this guy was going to eventually get the GOP in trouble.
"Have you ever seen a grown man naked?"
He should have just switched parties...the Dems would then be singing his praises...
What?! Bawney Fwank is not jumping to his defense?
Listen....nothing but crickets. The silence here is deafening.
....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.....
Now he'll write a tell-all book and go on Oprah.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.