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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:18 PM
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Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald: "Foley Contrite, But Only After He Got Caught"
Foley contrite, but only after he got caught

CARL HIAASEN

New rule for all members of Congress: Keep your hands where we can see 'em.

In a dubious feat of multitasking, then-Rep. Mark Foley engaged in online sex with a former Congressional page in April 2003 while Foley was on the floor of the House of Representatives, preparing to vote on an appropriations bill for Iraq.

Afterward, Foley asked for a ''good kiss goodnight,'' and suggested that the boy visit him over the Veteran's Day weekend. ''We may need to drink at my house so we don't get busted,'' Foley chirped.

Now unmasked and disgraced, Foley has rabbited off to rehab, where he is said to be remorseful, shattered, etc. Meanwhile, his lawyer spins a woeful tale of an unnamed clergyman who supposedly abused Foley in his youth.

Whatever. It's not as if the West Palm Beach Republican voluntarily marched forward and confessed to making lewd passes at high school boys. He got contrite only after he got caught.

more...

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/columnists/ca...
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:20 PM
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1. KR
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 03:22 PM by autorank
"New rule for all members of Congress: Keep your hands where we can see 'em."

What a comment and this guy knows. He's one of the vary best chroniclers of the decline and fall of our civilization around.

Great post.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:23 PM
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2. Repost. Glad to support it.
Recommended and kicked.
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Danascot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:33 AM
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3. ''Overly friendly"

"You know -- like when your neighbor's poodle gets overly friendly with your leg."

Hiaasen is f'n great!
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