Where are they now – Mark Foley
I'm sure the GOP isn't pleased that the disgraced former congressman from Florida is mulling a comeback or is being publicly welcomed back into the social fold. The Washington Post's Mary Ann Akers in The Sleuth column, gives a peek at Foley's plans.
In this week's installment of our new feature “Where Are They Now” we first look at former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), who will forever be remembered for his tawdry instant messages to teenage male House pages.
Foley has been paying visits recently to Beverly Hills, where he was spotted just last weekend. We figure he may be looking for a job in Hollywood. Because in addition to his cringingly ironic role as chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, Foley – until he resigned on Sept. 29, 2006 – also served as head of the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus. In that role, he cultivated lots of contacts in Hollywood.
…We're told Foley is quietly plotting a comeback in some form, political or not. “He's talking about how to re-emerge publicly after the investigation is over,” a source close to Foley tells the Sleuth.
The same source says Foley sometimes stays with one of his sisters who lives in the LA area. And in Palm Beach, Foley and his longtime partner, a dermatologist, go to dinner parties where old friends “seem to be welcoming [Foley] back into the fold.”
He's being cautious until he's cleared of charges that he IMd underage pages from Pensacola; the WaPo hasn't heard whether Foley is still undergoing treatment sexual addiction and alcoholism, which he blamed for his behavior.
Flashback: a classic Foley pick-up line to leave you with.
“You could always stay at my place. I'm always here, I'm always lonely, and I'm always up for oral sex.”
— smooth moves in 2002 to a former page who was simply asking for the then-congressman's advice on area hotels