GOP Foxes Guarding the Under-Aged Hen-House
Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) planned to resign today, hours after ABCquestioned him about sexually explicit internet messages with currentand former Congressional pages under the age of 18.
A spokesman for Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing andExploited Children, said the congressman submitted his resignation in aletter late this afternoon to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.
Hours earlier, ABC News had read excerpts of instant messages providedby former pages who said the congressman, under the AOL InstantMessenger screen name Maf54, made repeated references to sexual organsand acts.
The chariman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, exploiting children? Sounds like a remarkable, rare scandal, doesn’t it? Only it’s at least the third in what appears to be a pattern for the "Values Voter" Party–two other officials charged with protecting this country from sexual predators were, themselves, sexual predators.