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Friday, September 29, 2006

Another One Bites the Dust

SECOND UPDATE: Well, it just gets creepier and creepier (reader discretion advised). This is a teen-ager, not a fully grown young woman in a blue dress. But just watch, the Republicans will try to blame Clinton for this, too. UPDATE: I was joking! They did it. They blamed Clinton.
Rep. Mark Foley, R-Florida, considered a shoe-in for re-election this November, has submitted his resignation to Congress.

In his e-mails to a 16-year-old male congressional page, Foley asked how old the boy was, what he wanted for his upcoming birthday, how he was doing after Hurricane Katrina and for a photo.

The boy forwarded the e-mails to a staffer and said, "Maybe it is just me being paranoid, but seriously. This freaked me out."

Seriously. It would have freaked me out, too. Ish. *Shudder.*

Foley denies that he said anything “inappropriate.” Well, how about creepy? Ask for the photo of a kid—but don’t let gays get married! Yes, Congresspeople like Foley sure have their priorities straigh—uh…I mean…
UPDATED: What follows is a new feature that I’m trying out—Amused Quotes.

(Deliberately mused-up quotes from other people—because I was an amused child.)

Ripped Rep Foley (a.k.a. Hot for Bleachers, because he’s sitting this election out): “I am madly, truly, deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my Gaa! Don’t tell me! family Oh. Whew! and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to, er, ‘represent’…”

Foley’s staff initially blamed the Dems. Well, read the e-mails for yourself if you want. I just read what the kid himself had to say:

“Sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick…”

Yeah, stupid Dems, it's all their fault. Stay the course. Oh! Er...


Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwww (yeah, that about sums it up..)

October 01, 2006 2:40 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

And can we say, as the French did about Clinton (though this is far, far more serious) Il n'etait pas un peu indiscret? Sending the poor kids an e-mail--hell, no one will ever find out! The stupid lunk. Ewww, and a finger-boink for being an idiot--but I'm not touching him.

October 01, 2006 1:59 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Well, the Instant Messages are out (out like Foley), and they're explicit. Don't read them unless you want to know about Foley's penchant for lotions, etc. The Republicans sat on this! Well, the FBI is on the case (whatever that means) and the stupid fuckwit Republicans are so out of Congress this November, I swear. What else can happen?

October 01, 2006 10:45 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

What else can happen?

Well, they just legalized torture, and the House is about to pass a bill that will effectively discourage people from suing the government over First Amendment violations.

Seriously, the Foley thing isn't even the worst thing a Republican has done this month.

October 01, 2006 11:55 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Well, yeah, I was being somewhat facetious: of course these guys are muffing it big time. For example, Rice doesn’t remember getting a warning about Al Qaeda. What incompetence.

None of this crap seems to stick, though, like sex scandals. What gets me about sex scandals is that politicians should know that the American public, which may not have a long memory for more important things, will remember things like this, and keep their tongues in their mouths, for pity’s sake! The Foley case is bad, though—this is a kid we’re talking about. That the Republicans apparently covered this up makes them look like the Catholic hierarchy, which has suffered a big PR blow.

The good news about the "freedom to express religion" bill or whatever they're calling it is that it probably won't survive the Senate vote.

October 02, 2006 9:24 AM  

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