Quote of the day — the shaft
“Have I done something to offend the White House? … I am always getting the shaft.”
— Mark Foley, in a letter to Gov. Jeb Bush on September 29, 2004.
Foley was whining because he wasn’t asked to accompany Dear Leader on a tour of page predator’s district — other local lawmakers had been invited, so he felt snubbed.
Michael Petrelis on Foley’s ego:
With the release of emails from Jeb, we learn that Foley bragged to the governor about his attempts to always cast a positive light on Dubya, despite the president never doing something truly positive on gay issues. Foley seems to have been overly concerned with getting his photo taken with the president during his Florida visits.
There’s nothing like a queen desperate to have her image with the country’s leader broadcast on local TV and printed in the papers. Indeed, I’ve heard that if you wanted to live and not get trampled to death, it was always best to NOT stand between Foley and TV cameras.