September 29, 2006

Foley Resigns in Scandal


Saying he was "deeply sorry," Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) resigned from Congress today, hours after ABC News questioned him about sexually explicit internet messages with current and former congressional pages under the age of 18.

A spokesman for Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, said the congressman submitted his resignation in a letter late this afternoon to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

Get that last bit? He was the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children.

I hope that someone in law enforcement in both Washington and Florida is smart enough to get a search warrant for his House and home personal computers.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 29, 2006 02:49 PM | TrackBack

At least he did resign rather than try to brazen it out. Probably could have blamed it on a frameup by the VLWC and got away with it if he wanted to.

I wouldn't really be suprised if he winds up smoking a .38 fairly soon.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at September 29, 2006 05:57 PM

one word - pitiful

Posted by: El Cid at September 30, 2006 10:47 AM

...conservative values?

Posted by: annonymous coward at October 1, 2006 12:12 AM

I'm reminded of the case of democratic former congressman Mel Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds had a number of crimes that led to his removal from congress and into jail, including a five year prison term for having sex with a underage female campaign volunteer.

How did the democrats respond to this?

Democrat Mel Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree.

Former democrat presidental wannabe Jessie Jackson gave him a job on the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll.

The job the "Rev." Jackson gave the sexual predator? Youth counselor.

Don't forget that the "Rev." Jackson was paying his mistress hush and child support money (a 6 figure sum) out funds collected by his so-called "non-profit" organization.

Posted by: Mark at October 1, 2006 09:59 AM