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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

What exactly is the foley scandal?

I hear all this hype on it in the news what exactly is it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Some Republican politician evidently likes little boys the same way Michael Jackson does.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Mark Foley is a US Representative from Florida, who was having lurid sex chats with a 16-year old male congressional page. He was known to do this for quite sometime and had many powerful capitol hill friends cover up his misdeeds. Now the truth is all out and so Rep. Foley has resigned ,hoping that would cure the problem, but then it comes out he is a notorious alcoholic and now in rehab and also admitted to being gay, and tried to use a sick defense of saying he was molested by a priest when he was 12, which is doubtful, probably a pity excuse.

    The scandal is basically this : he is a pedophile and abused his political powers. The scandal has hightend with new claims that Speaker of the House Denis Hastert knew of this problem as early as 2003 and knowingly covered up for Rep. Foley.

    In any case they need to throw this sick freak in prison and show no clemency for him just because he is a politician. They crucified President Clinton for sexual misconduct but it was NOT molestation, so this guy needs the axe. Whether you're Republican or Democrat, this is not a partisan issue, this is a matter of right and wrong, both sides agree this guy needs prison.

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  • David
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The Mark Foley scandal, which broke in late September 2006, centers on sexually explicit and solicitative e-mails and instant messages allegedly sent by Mark Foley, a Republican Congressman from Florida, to former congressional pages[1][2] and the response of Republican congressional leaders to alleged warnings about Foley's contacts with the pages.

    Foley was chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, which introduced legislation targeting sexual predators and creating stricter guidelines for tracking them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Foley is a man who was elected to office.

    Many times.

    He liked to e-mail to a lot of people.

    Some of his e-mails were to teens that worked for him in Washington. I believe they called the "pages." But I am not sure what benefit they get from working in Washington for Free!

    Anyway, one of the "pages" thought he was asking too personal questions. So the page complained, the press found out. Made a BIG deal out of it,

    And then Foley QUIT.

    To the press, sounds like GUILTY! of doing something wrong.

    Everyone in politics jumps on the issue, guilty or not? And who else knew about his e-mails.

    And for us in the public, who cares?

    Now Foley is hiding. Says he is gay, on alcohol treatment, etc, etc. Again, who cares?

    Much will be investigated. Much will be written. Many fingers will be pointed. Foley will retire with a very big pension, and then become a public speaker.

    Stopping the deaths in iraq is more important than what foley did, or did not, with emails.

    But Foley is news. Whether we like it or not!

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  • 1 decade ago

    THe Foley scandel is still in its infancy, but so far we know that it seems to be a bunch of dirty tricks by the Demonrats

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  • 1 decade ago

    A Republican named Foley had explicitly sex related "chat's (harassing teenage boys) and was being covered up for years .

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A political tempest in a teacup..

    A Republican congressman wrote some inappropriate

    emails to some underage male congressional pages...

    Democrats are making the most of it...

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  • C J
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Basically it is a Republican getting caught being a pervert having cybersex with teenage boys. He happens to be in a party full of perverted opportunists that have a good PR department to cover up their crimes.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    A grown man , A US Represntative , has been sending flirtatious emails to 17 yr old congressional pages.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hy hons gay boyfriends davey and steevie hons, mr foley was a congressmann, and had a god paying job like the president hons. anyways mr foley was trying too do nasty things too boys in the white house hons, and one of them got very very pisesd off at mr foley hons, and mr foley is gay hons and wanted too abuse young boys and drag them too a flea bag motell and do nasty things hons with themm hes a bad mann and needs too pay for his bad boy things hons dont ever let anyone touch you hons, okay be careful hons!!

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