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Foley To Resign Over Sexually Explicit Messages to Minors (IM's now in addition to the emails)
http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/09/foley_resigns_o.html ^

Posted on 09/29/2006 12:40:46 PM PDT by lauriehelds

Saying he was "deeply sorry," Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) resigned from Congress today, hours after ABC News questioned him about sexually explicit internet messages with current and former congressional pages under the age of 18.

A spokesman for Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, said the congressman submitted his resignation in a letter late this afternoon to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crime; floriduh; foley; homosexualagenda; markfoley
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1 posted on 09/29/2006 12:40:47 PM PDT by lauriehelds
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To: lauriehelds

Good riddance- one less sick bastard. Now let's get to the important issue- who will the Republican Party replace him with and can he win?


2 posted on 09/29/2006 12:42:42 PM PDT by Altair333 (Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Mexico Right Over)
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To: lauriehelds

Sick idiot. Good riddance.


4 posted on 09/29/2006 12:43:42 PM PDT by inkling
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To: Altair333

I read the article from yesterday where he claimed his reveled emails were innocent. I called BS immediately.


5 posted on 09/29/2006 12:43:56 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Callahan

I wonder how many sex pervert protection legisilation he voted for...


6 posted on 09/29/2006 12:44:11 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: lauriehelds

GAWD....how the hell did the GOP caucus give him that committee assignment?


7 posted on 09/29/2006 12:44:24 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: lauriehelds
"..., the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children..."

Eek.

8 posted on 09/29/2006 12:44:42 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: lauriehelds

Well, the upside to this is the fact that the Dems won't use this against Republicans since doing so would tick off their own base.


9 posted on 09/29/2006 12:45:20 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Altair333

I'm sure the Donks will sue to keep Foley's name on the ballot on November 7th and not allow him to be replaced by another GOP candidate. Any chance of keeping the seat will only be through a write-in campaign.


10 posted on 09/29/2006 12:45:31 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket
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To: lauriehelds

One more good reason never to get locked in to voting party affiliation...good riddance to a bad pol!


11 posted on 09/29/2006 12:45:51 PM PDT by meandog (While Bush will never fill them, Clinton isn't fit to even lick the soles of Reagan's shoes!)
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To: lauriehelds

My God, this creep was head of the caucus on Missing and Exploited Children?


12 posted on 09/29/2006 12:46:11 PM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: lauriehelds
In a statement, Foley said, "I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent."

Yea, right. So why did you do it fool? One more slice of crapola in the corrupt "Two-Party Cartel".

13 posted on 09/29/2006 12:46:12 PM PDT by Digger
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To: lauriehelds
Fifty year old United States Congressman.
This is not one of those ultra-lithe freaks seen in gay pride parades.
Remember that next time someone tells you that their 'friend' is one of the 'good gays'.
14 posted on 09/29/2006 12:46:16 PM PDT by jla
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To: lauriehelds
Saying MEANING he was "deeply sorry, I got caught"

Good riddance
15 posted on 09/29/2006 12:46:22 PM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: Republicus2001
"I wonder how many sex pervert protection legisilation he voted for..."

http://www.house.gov/foley/home.shtml

7/11/2006
FOLEY INTRODUCES SWEEPING LEGISLATION ATTACKING INTERNET CHILD PORN INDUSTRY
WASHINGTON - {Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) introduced legislation last night along with Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) that goes after the Internet child porn industry and for the first time would hold credit card companies and Internet service providers accountable if they knowingly facilitate child pornography. 

16 posted on 09/29/2006 12:46:31 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: lauriehelds
". . . Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children . . "

How in the h*ll does something like this happen? This is a Rebublican leadership lapse of the first order.

17 posted on 09/29/2006 12:47:33 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: lauriehelds

18 posted on 09/29/2006 12:47:47 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: lauriehelds

" Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children"

Oh, boy you know the Rats and the MSM are going to use this big time tonight and the rest of the weekend.

Way to go, you idiot.


19 posted on 09/29/2006 12:48:08 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Altair333

Is this guy another boy-loving closet case, or are was he just engaging in locker room talk with some high school kid. If it's the latter, resignation seems appropriate. If it's the former, see Dwyer, Bud.


20 posted on 09/29/2006 12:48:34 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: monkapotamus

Just when you figure we've hit rock bottom, along comes something like this. Sick son of a bitch! I hope he's prosecuted.


21 posted on 09/29/2006 12:48:43 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: Cementjungle

that would depend it the messages were to underage boys or girls.


22 posted on 09/29/2006 12:48:45 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: lauriehelds
What was wrong with the girl pages?
23 posted on 09/29/2006 12:48:58 PM PDT by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: lauriehelds
"ANY ONE UP FOR SOME ICE CREAM? Hey, you've been working out?"
24 posted on 09/29/2006 12:49:04 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: lauriehelds

Whew, what a sick MF. I simply can't understand this perv crap going on in society. He better get locked up, so he can ponder his motives.

However, in the world of politics...had he been a Dem, well, then he could have asked for the definition of "minor", stated he was setup and actually got additional campaign contributions.

Be scared....very scared.


25 posted on 09/29/2006 12:49:06 PM PDT by MadeInAmerica (- If ILLEGAL means Undocumented - Then Breaking and Entering means Unannounced Visit)
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To: lauriehelds

Too bad this came to light right before the election, but Republicans should purge any other Republican homosexuals from the Congress. Having said that, Democrats still claim Bawny Fwank as their own after having a gay sex ring operating from his house! And they wonder why no one takes their "values" claims seriously.


26 posted on 09/29/2006 12:49:08 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Callahan
If it's the former, see Dwyer, Bud.

Hey man, nice shot.

27 posted on 09/29/2006 12:49:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RexBeach
My God, this creep was head of the caucus on Missing and Exploited Children?

Seriously?????

28 posted on 09/29/2006 12:49:36 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: All


29 posted on 09/29/2006 12:49:48 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: lauriehelds
Man: Uh...Congressman, that's my ass. Foley: OH! Sorry.
30 posted on 09/29/2006 12:50:33 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: pissant
the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children

How the hell did he ever get in THAT position.

31 posted on 09/29/2006 12:50:48 PM PDT by Howlin (Declassify the Joe Wilson "Report!")
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To: DCPatriot

Yes, look at the second graph in the story.


32 posted on 09/29/2006 12:50:53 PM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: Callahan

Resigning yes but where did the blowing his brains out come from.


33 posted on 09/29/2006 12:51:05 PM PDT by Bombard
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To: lauriehelds
". . . the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children . . ."

WTH!!!!! Why is this man (in congress?) on a committe where the issues are exploited children? What is wrong with people like this? And how does the voting public wind up with such sick perverts working in positions where they have access to children? Burning him at the stake would not be sufficient punishment IMHO.

34 posted on 09/29/2006 12:51:06 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Who's the full-up-round on the right!??


35 posted on 09/29/2006 12:51:15 PM PDT by PatriotCJC
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To: Cementjungle

Are you kidding?


36 posted on 09/29/2006 12:51:24 PM PDT by Howlin (Declassify the Joe Wilson "Report!")
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To: lauriehelds
Well, there are perverts in every profession and every walk of life. The differnce is, when it is one of ours, we admonish him and make sure they pay the price of their choices. The DeMcCacas on the other hand, welcome this behavior and elevates them to stardom.

Did you see the queer ex-governor of N.J. in everey lefty show just about a week ago? What world do they live in! I wonder.

37 posted on 09/29/2006 12:51:34 PM PDT by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: lauriehelds
Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children

ye gods

38 posted on 09/29/2006 12:51:38 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: pissant

Yeah I did too, many folks were like they are "innocent." But as we know majority of gay males go for kids.


39 posted on 09/29/2006 12:52:10 PM PDT by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys)
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To: lauriehelds

40 posted on 09/29/2006 12:52:11 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
". . . Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children . . "

I am thinking one of two things is going on here:

1. Compensating for a guilty conscience or...

2. A desire to review the "evidence" collected by the committee.

This story is very disturbing.

41 posted on 09/29/2006 12:52:21 PM PDT by Pete
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To: The South Texan

You got it.

But on the plus side, it knocks Woodward's book "tour" in the dirt...........LOL.


42 posted on 09/29/2006 12:52:46 PM PDT by Howlin (Declassify the Joe Wilson "Report!")
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To: ken5050

"GAWD....how the hell did the GOP caucus give him that committee assignment?"

The article said he was chairman of the Caucus, not a committee. It still looks bad, but there is a big difference in a committee and a caucus.


43 posted on 09/29/2006 12:52:57 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: lauriehelds

If you are so STUPID as to do this sort of thing through EMAIL and Instant Messages, are you really smart enough to be a Congressman?


44 posted on 09/29/2006 12:53:00 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: lauriehelds

"Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children..."




The entire United States Congress is run by imbeciles.


45 posted on 09/29/2006 12:53:00 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: PatriotCJC

Who's the full-up-round on the right!??

Sister of Katherine Harris. JK don't know. Pretty hot for an old gal.


46 posted on 09/29/2006 12:53:42 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: monkapotamus

"Now feel the underside of the flag, son."

47 posted on 09/29/2006 12:53:43 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Shermy

The caption possibilities are endless. ***shudder***



48 posted on 09/29/2006 12:53:59 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

OMG! LOL


49 posted on 09/29/2006 12:54:19 PM PDT by maggief
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To: lauriehelds

One more queer gone from leadership. A good thing even though he wasn't a dimorat.


50 posted on 09/29/2006 12:54:40 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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