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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:18 AM
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I didn't know that Foley was once a Democrat....
Foley spent nearly double the money that Owens did on the campaign, but he lost to the electrician in a low-turnout primary election.

"I'm a committed Democrat, and I support the party," Foley said on the night of his defeat. "I have no regrets."

But a few months later he switched his party registration to Republican and started sounding like one, explaining that he could no longer be a Democrat because of the party's penchant for "excessive spending and (fiscal) abuses."

Foley found himself boxed in, others now say. If advancing in local politics was his primary goal, he really didn't have much of a choice. He'd have to be Republican, and he'd have to continue to pretend to be heterosexual.

"In the '80s, if you admitted being a homosexual, that put the kibosh on any political career you might have," said Dr. Bernard Kimmel, a former state legislator and Palm Beach County Republican Party chairman.

"When I was in the legislature, he would come up to visit and he'd always bring women," Kimmel said. "But it was the worst secret in the world."

But you didn't have to fool the insiders, only the voters.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/pbcsouth/content/local_new...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:23 AM
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1. Yep, that little nugget is also in wiki. nt
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:25 AM
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2. Foley could have left politics and found another career path
... :wtf:
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:26 AM
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3. Then I am even happier for his downfall
He sold out any principles he may ever have had for personel enrichment and power. I hope they jail his ass.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:26 AM
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4. That's why he sold his soul to the Repugs
He couldn't make it has a DEM for some reason.



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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:29 AM
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5. When will the Repubs start saying it was the.....
Democratic side of Foley that made him do it.
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:37 AM
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6. lol that was my impression too. nt
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:41 AM
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7. I Find This Interesting
"If you treat gay sex in any form as a shameful secret to keep concealed, the line between adult, consensual contact and the sexual exploitation of the young may not seem so stark."

(Andrew Sullivan)
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:02 AM
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8. "But you didn't have to fool the insiders, only the voters."
The republicans are masters at that! :grr: :grr: :grr:
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:06 AM
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9. it takes a pedophile to lie like that
the repukes are the ones that are irresponsible with money

zfacts.com


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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:31 AM
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10. Heck, he was a DEM just the other day on Faux.
;-)
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