Working on deadline right now, so here's the news quickly: Boca Raton Congressman Mark Foley is a creep.
The gay Republican, who is supposedly in a long-term committed relationship, has been sending weird e-mails from his private AOL account to a 16-year-old Congressional page, according to ABC News' Brian Ross. The page, who hasn't been named, was "freaked out" when Foley started getting a little too personal in his communiques. From Ross's Blotter blog:
--------- The e-mails were sent from Foley's personal AOL account, and the exchange began within weeks after the page finished his program on Capitol Hill. In one, Foley writes, "did you have fun at your conference...what do you want for your birthday coming up...what stuff do you like to do."
In another Foley writes
, "how are you weathering the hurricane...are you safe...send me an email pic of you as well..."
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The young man forwarded that e-mail to a congressional staffer saying it was "sick sick sick sick sick." ----------
In another, he remarked on how another teen friend of the page acted older than his age, was in "great shape," and then the 50-something rep, who is Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Missing & Exploited Children, dropped in that he'd just finished a 25-mile bike ride.
Yep, sounds like the man was looking for some action. But Foley's office admitted the Congressman sent the e-mails, but say he's guilty of nothing more than "being too friendly and too engaging." How about "too horny"?
(Via Ron Gunzburger at Politics1.com).