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.
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