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Ex Rep Foley Checks into Alcohol Rehab
NY Post ^ | Oct 2, 2006 | Lara Jordan

Posted on 10/02/2006 6:41:40 AM PDT by gopwinsin04

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Rep. Mark Foley, under FBI investigation for e-mail exchanges with teenage congressional pages, has checked himself into rehabilitation facility for alcoholism treatment and accepts responsibility for his actions, his attorney acknowledged Monday.

The attorney, David Roth, would not identify the facility, but told the Associated Press in West Palm Beach, Fla., that Foley had checked in over the weekend.

"I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoholism and other behavioral problems," Foley said in a statement, Roth told the AP.

Foley, a Republican, abruptly quit Congress on Friday after reports surfaced that he'd sent sexually charged electronic messages to boys working as pages. In the statement, Foley said the "events that led to my resignation have crystalized recognition of my long-standing and significant alcoholism and emotional difficulties."

"I deeply regret and accept full responsibility for the harm I have caused," Foley said. He also expressed "gratitude for the prayers and words of encouragement that have been conveyed to me."

The FBI, meanwhile, "is conducting an assessment to see if there's been a violation of federal law," according to FBI spokesman Richard Kolko.

White House press secretary Tony Snow, asked about that Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," urged greater efforts to "figure out what happened here." He called it "a terrible story" and said he considered it unfortunate that "people are thinking, 'OK, can I get political advantage out of this'."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: foley; foleygate; markfoley
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1 posted on 10/02/2006 6:41:40 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

pretty nasty to blame alcohol for this


2 posted on 10/02/2006 6:42:54 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: gopwinsin04
Yeah, alcohol did it.

THAT's the ticket.

3 posted on 10/02/2006 6:43:10 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: gopwinsin04

"(hic) Shaaankshuuary!!!!"


4 posted on 10/02/2006 6:43:21 AM PDT by Syberyenta
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To: gopwinsin04

yay, great job Foley, you douchebag


5 posted on 10/02/2006 6:43:31 AM PDT by Muttering Mike
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To: gopwinsin04

If he thinks this will get him sympathy, he needs to think again.
Our party doesn't do that.


6 posted on 10/02/2006 6:44:05 AM PDT by JRochelle (You can believe what you want, but you can't have your own facts!)
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To: gopwinsin04

Did he drop Ted Kennedy's name to get a discount and better service?


7 posted on 10/02/2006 6:44:18 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: camle

I've been as drunk as the next guy, but I never tried to proposition the next guy.


8 posted on 10/02/2006 6:44:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: gopwinsin04

I wonder if his membership to NAMBLA is up to date.


9 posted on 10/02/2006 6:44:32 AM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
'And my wife is Morgan Fairchild!'


10 posted on 10/02/2006 6:44:44 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: camle

Many people do. Unfortunately the courts tend to tie all things to drug and alcohol use.


11 posted on 10/02/2006 6:44:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: gopwinsin04

Seems to work for the Kennedys. Perverted coward.


12 posted on 10/02/2006 6:45:00 AM PDT by yobid
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To: camle
Wait a minute...that NJ Governor did the same thing, and he's on Oprah! And a Rep who was a Kennedy relation did rehab, and he's already off the media radar with a nod for forgiveness because of what he's been through. Do I smell...a double standard?
13 posted on 10/02/2006 6:45:36 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: gopwinsin04
As a Conservative, I see this as a cheap way to try to dodge responsibility.

What will interest me is if the Democrats also indicate that they see this as a cheap way to try to dodge responsibility. 'Cause the Kennedy's do this all the time.

14 posted on 10/02/2006 6:45:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Foley gives alcoholism a bad name.


15 posted on 10/02/2006 6:46:36 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: gopwinsin04

That's interesting. I always thought he looked soused during his TV interviews. No wonder he always came off as an idiot.


16 posted on 10/02/2006 6:47:08 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: gopwinsin04

Is he sure it wasn't poker that made him do it?


17 posted on 10/02/2006 6:47:45 AM PDT by Iwentsouth
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To: 50sDad
Maybe he can get a job with Jesse Jackson's Rainbow group
with a desk next to Mel Reynolds.
18 posted on 10/02/2006 6:47:50 AM PDT by yobid
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To: gopwinsin04

Shame the leadership didn't pressure him harder to resign months ago before this scandal became public. Hard to keep something like this a secret. This very well may likely cost us a seat in a close election season.


19 posted on 10/02/2006 6:48:06 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: ClearCase_guy
Nancy Pelosi would be wise to back off from this one.

Clinton's been there.

20 posted on 10/02/2006 6:49:09 AM PDT by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Yeah, alcohol did it.

Pretty transparent 'eh? I suggested on another thread to tattoo breasts on his back, send him to San Quentin and throw away the key.

21 posted on 10/02/2006 6:49:26 AM PDT by IamConservative (Humility is not thinking less of oneself; humility is thinking about oneself less.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Maybe next year he can go on a book tour with McGreevey.


22 posted on 10/02/2006 6:50:00 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: camle

Hey Foley...the liberal media won't give uo "ada-boys" like they will a KENNEDY when they use it for an excuse.


23 posted on 10/02/2006 6:51:19 AM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: JRochelle
i>ABC has not disclosed the names of the recipients of the instant messages which were sexually explicit, years old, and not seen by anyone else. We do not know how anyone but the recipients could have retrieved them. We do not even know if they are authentic. None of the recipients has come forward and identified himself. What we do know is that reputable media and the Republican leadership acted appropriately on the initial innocuous correspondence and could not proceed further in view of the parents’ demand that their son’s privacy be respected only to find months later just before the election that same correpondence showing up on an unlikely blog site and then almost simultaneously on ABC and on C.R.E.W.’s site.


ABC and C.R.E.W. knew of a child being solicited for sex and did nothing.


ABC and C.R.E.W. were ready to allow the horror of a child sexually molested by an adult in order to time the release!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ths "rehab" is just a way for him to avoid cameras for 30 days to elections. He is acting out against the republicans for forcing him out. Once the INstant Messages came out into the public.
24 posted on 10/02/2006 6:52:40 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: gopwinsin04

This seems to be the script lately. Wait until the cover is ripped off and all the sordid details are revealed, then check into rehab. "I strongly believe I'm an alcoholic...". Yeah, don't blame me. Have pity. I'm sick. Wine is a mocker.

I have a friend who used to be a chaplain at a juvenile detention facility. He was stunned that a lot of the kids' concept of right and wrong was that something was wrong if they got caught. Seems that Foley (among others) is ethically-challenged in the same way.


25 posted on 10/02/2006 6:54:14 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: gopwinsin04
He's not a drunk. He's a fag. He needs a psych center.
Queers hit on young men all the time. That's where the left wing NAMBLA came from. That's why people are repulsed by queers.
I'm glad the Republicans canned him. He's a sicko.
26 posted on 10/02/2006 6:54:18 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: Brilliant

He is preparing his criminal defense.

He is going to say he did not have intent because he was intoxicated and not in control of his faculties.


What is ABC's and C.R.E.W.'s excuse to justify allowing a child being molested by a homosexual? (DNC dirty tricks team)


27 posted on 10/02/2006 6:55:28 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: gopwinsin04

"I did not have sex with that computer."


28 posted on 10/02/2006 6:56:12 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: gopwinsin04

Did he credit Ted Kennedy for the referral?


29 posted on 10/02/2006 7:01:07 AM PDT by steve-b (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.)
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To: longtermmemmory
ABC and C.R.E.W. were ready to allow the horror of a child sexually molested by an adult in order to time the release!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 is the sexual age of consent - even for homos. Legally, the "children" are considered adults. Heck, the left supports 11 year old abortions, so if they push this one, it's not going to hurt the Republicans.

30 posted on 10/02/2006 7:01:23 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: gopwinsin04

Oh please! That's not going to work anymore. It's not going to help Mel Gibson and it's definately not going to help this perv.


31 posted on 10/02/2006 7:02:46 AM PDT by N. Beaujon (http://www.nbeaujon.com)
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To: 50sDad

Yes, of course. There is a double standard because we do not share their standards! The Democratic party is the party of pervs and criminals. We don't accept that. This is what sets us apart. We dont get to lower our standards- we make them raise theirs.


32 posted on 10/02/2006 7:04:53 AM PDT by N. Beaujon (http://www.nbeaujon.com)
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To: JRochelle

He can always change his party affiliation.


33 posted on 10/02/2006 7:07:05 AM PDT by jess35
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To: gopwinsin04

Wanting to put a BOTTLE of alcohol to his lips is NOT his major malfunction.


34 posted on 10/02/2006 7:08:24 AM PDT by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: gopwinsin04

This guy is the long lost Kennedy cousin.


35 posted on 10/02/2006 7:08:30 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Worked for Kennedy.


37 posted on 10/02/2006 7:09:11 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: gopwinsin04

Is it now standard operating procedure to 'check into alcohol rehab' after getting caught doing something bad?

I think Duke Cunningham did the same thing soon after getting arrested.


38 posted on 10/02/2006 7:09:29 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: gopwinsin04

As if there is anyone in DC, that doesn't think about getting political advantage from something...


39 posted on 10/02/2006 7:10:01 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: N. Beaujon

It still works in the democrat party.
Patrick Kennedy.


40 posted on 10/02/2006 7:10:08 AM PDT by JRochelle (You can believe what you want, but you can't have your own facts!)
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To: GVnana
Nancy Pelosi would be wise to back off from this one. Clinton's been there.

And Bawney Fwank.

And Studds (or whatever the hell his name is).

And a HOST of other effeminate boy-buggerers in the demonRAT party that haven't been caught yet.

41 posted on 10/02/2006 7:12:33 AM PDT by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: jess35
He can always change his party affiliation.

The left is the pro-homo party. He'd be considered a hero there. He should go for it to save his career. He and Barney Frank could become ....ahem....good "friends" (if they're not already).

42 posted on 10/02/2006 7:14:52 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: Iwentsouth
Is he sure it wasn't poker that made him do it?

Not poker.

It was poke-HIM, the sick-prick.

43 posted on 10/02/2006 7:15:06 AM PDT by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: gopwinsin04
Worked for Patches ... though Kennedy didn't resign.


44 posted on 10/02/2006 7:15:12 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Syberyenta
"(hic) Shaaankshuuary!!!!"

ROTFLMAO

45 posted on 10/02/2006 7:17:44 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Aside from abortion, perversion, sedition and corruption, what do the Democrats stand for?)
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To: Izzy Dunne; camle

When he was nailed in 1980 for cruising gay bars, chasing young boys, etc. conservative congressman Bob Bauman of Maryland used the alcohol defense. Later, he just admitted his homosexuality.


46 posted on 10/02/2006 7:18:08 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: SmoothTalker

It may well cost us more than a seat. It could cost us the entire House. I've gotten angry with the coverage, though. Yes, Reps should have dealt with this a long time ago. But I can guarantee you that Dems knew about it too and waited to spring this until now, just before the election. Their "it's for the children" just doesn't cut it.


47 posted on 10/02/2006 7:20:43 AM PDT by twigs
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To: longtermmemmory

What is CREW, please?...thanks


48 posted on 10/02/2006 7:21:45 AM PDT by moonhawk (Democrats are to "Diversity and Tolerance" as Islam is to "Peace.")
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To: gopwinsin04

If Foley were a member of the NEA he could go for the, "leave of absence with benefits..."


49 posted on 10/02/2006 7:22:28 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: 50sDad

"Wait a minute...that NJ Governor did the same thing, and he's on Oprah! And a Rep who was a Kennedy relation did rehab, and he's already off the media radar with a nod for forgiveness because of what he's been through. Do I smell...a double standard?"

Two fallacies in your argument:
1. McGreevey did not proposition 16 year page boys.
2. Conservatives have higher standards.


50 posted on 10/02/2006 7:22:38 AM PDT by razoroccam (Then in the name of Allah, they will let loose the Germs of War (http://www.booksurge.com))
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