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.
"I knew this guy was going to eventually get the GOP in trouble."
How did you know? What did you know?
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.
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.
Governors can only appoint replacements to the Senate. Special elections are held to replace Congressmen.
......well don't call T.O. for advice on suicide....he can't do that either.....
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"
Then the Rats will turn right around and criticize the GOP for not supporting Foley because they are so intolerant.
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.
Where are all his defenders today? Guess he is a homo pedo
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.
when I first looked at this, no posts were seen. I've been corrected.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever seen a grown man naked?
Yes he can be replaced on the ballot.
Ooops. Make that "live priest."
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
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.
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.
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?
.....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....
I wonder if he was McGreevy's Snowbird down south.
Are there any real details available?