October 02, 2006

Don't Get Caught With a Dead Girl or a Live Boy

Rep. Mark Foley apparently neglected to follow the latter half of Edwin Edwards' famous political maxim. The congressman, long a participant in Bill O'Reilly's criminal witchhunts and the chairman of (yes, that's right) the Missing and Exploited Childrens' Caucus, has resigned from Congress after it came to light that he had sent sexually explicit e-mails to several underage male congressional pages.

Foley, who had long been rumored to be secretly gay, may even end up bringing down the entire current GOP leadership, as it came out the next day that Speaker Dennis Hastert and several others knew about the Foley e-mails months ago. At the very least, Foley's seat may be the one that flips the House to the Democrats.

The most ridiculous spin from the GOP on this issue? You win, Ben Stein.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 2, 2006 10:07 PM


"...the Democrats, whose primary constituency, besides the teachers' unions, is homosexual men and lesbian women..."

If the Democrats' primary constituency is only 5-10% of the population, that must be why we keep losing!

And yeah, there's no difference between Monica Lewinsky (a consenting adult) and a 16-year-old.

Posted by: BZ at October 3, 2006 08:08 AM
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