Saturday, September 30, 2006

Congressman resigns over inappropriate messages to 16-year-old boy

Congressman Mark Foley resigned from his Congressional seat on Friday after some explicit messages he had with a 16-year-old boy came out. Since 1995 Foley has represented parts of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast.

According to the Sun-Sentinel...

A hallmark of his career as a congressman was his fight against child sexual abuse and child pornography. As co-chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, he bragged in 2005 about legislation he wrote that overhauled national sex offender registration and notification laws.
That's....Ironic isn't the word I want to use.

It's twisted. It's so very twisted.

Foley released a public statement. "I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent," he said.

I'm sure he's not as sorry as all the people that voted for him are. Or the Republican party which is seeing yet another Congressional seat slipping from their grasp.

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