Well it’s been the bombshell story in American politics these last few days: Republican Mark Foley resigned on Friday after several “naughty” emails were exposed on ABC which he wrote to former male teenage pages; minors. In an Austin Power’s moment Foley asks the page “Do I make you a little horny?”. The rest of the excerpts read like something NBC would’ve shown in Dateline’s “To Catch a Predator”. But Whitehouse Press Secretary Tony Snow called the emails “naughty” at best.
What’s worse is that Republican leaders knew about the emails a year ago but kept it on the down low to preserve his congressional seat for the upcoming mid-term elections.
Before resigning in the scandal Foley was the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children. Irony?
I have been saying this forever now: American politics is just so damn entertaining compared to the rest of the world.
The Daily Show coverage:
No way!he was kept in that position till the last minute while they knew about him..just to keep face for the congree?this IS entertaing..but very sad.
hahahaha Foley Erect loved the title!
hareega, i wish i was that clever, credit goes to the daily show.
If the congressman was a Democrat, Tony Snow would’ve called him a rapist or a pedophile. How do we vote for such idiotic perverts?!
Yeah, this one is really embarrassing, I ain’t gonna apologize for this creep. Not only is he one of the guys running my beloved country, he’s also a Republican, which makes it twice as bad. If he was a Democrat, at least I would have gotten some satisfaction out of it, in a sick kind of way.
Lovely democracy ain’t it?
Ray, “Lovely democracy ainÃ¢??t it?” yeah but you know it’s times like these when there’s something to be said about fascism 😀