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Foley Resigns Over Sexually Explicit Messages to Minors.

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.

Hours earlier, ABC News had read excerpts of instant messages provided by former male pages who said the congressman, under the AOL Instant Messenger screen name Maf54, made repeated references to sexual organs and acts.

Yet another reason why homo pols who vote anti-gay have no business holding office. When you live your life in the shadows of self-loathing trolling for sex, this is the end result — poor judgment, outlandish arrogance that you won’t get caught, and ultimately, in this day and age, public humiliation when it surfaces.

How does (now former) Rep. Foley, an alleged protector of children from sexual predation, explain this sh*t:

Maf54: You in your boxers, too?
Teen: Nope, just got home. I had a college interview that went late.
Maf54: Well, strip down and get relaxed.

Another message:

Maf54: What ya wearing?
Teen: tshirt and shorts
Maf54: Love to slip them off of you.

And this one:

Maf54: Do I make you a little horny?
Teen: A little.
Maf54: Cool.

The language gets much more graphic, too graphic to be broadcast, and at one point the congressman appears to be describing Internet sex.

Well, in the end, he couldn’t, so he had to step down.

The mind-blower (and the much bigger story here) is that the GOP House leadership knew about Foley’s “activities” regarding pages — and did nothing about it! (SFGate):

The page worked for Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., who said Friday that when he learned of the e-mail exchanges 10 to 11 months ago, he called the teen’s parents. Alexander told the Ruston Daily Leader, “We also notified the House leadership that there might be a potential problem,” a reference to the House’s Republican leaders.

How on earth does this square with all the bleating by Republicans that this was somehow a Dem smear when they knew what was going on? Someone better come up with a realistic explanation of how they could leave Mark Foley in his position as chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children?!

This boggles the mind. How is God’s Own Party going to explain away leaving a “potential problem” with access to pages?


Foley, you should hook up with Ed Schrock and compare notes about your respective downfalls. Schrock, you might recall, dropped out of his campaign when audio tapes surfaced of him seeking out gay sex on a phone service (courtesy of Mike Rogers), asking, among other things, that his respondent have “a great body on him,” be “white” and have a “good-sized endowment.”

Schrock, btw, had a 92 percent score from the Christian Coalition.

These GOPervs just don’t get it. In the end, they are addicted to access and power, and will never jeopardize that power bestowed upon them by the homo-hating wing of the GOP that currently rules the roost. They will only self-destruct because of their own corrupt, sad behavior that is paired with the inner turmoil of living in the closet.

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