Protect and Defend

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

This guy is an ASSHOLE!

Foley Says He Was Abused by a Clergyman

Associated Press, October 4, 2006

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley said through his lawyer Tuesday that he was sexually abused by a clergyman as a teenager, but accepts full responsibility for sending salacious computer messages to teenage male pages.
Attorney David Roth said Foley was molested between ages 13 and 15. He declined to identify the clergyman or the church, but Foley is Roman Catholic.
He also acknowledged for the first time that the former congressman is gay, saying the disclosure was part of his client's "recovery."
"Mark Foley wants you to know he is a gay man," Roth told reporters as Republicans struggled with fallout from Foley's resignation.
Foley "does not blame the trauma he sustained as a young adolescent for his totally inappropriate e-mails" and instant messages, Roth said. "He continues to offer no excuse whatsoever for his conduct."
Foley, who is 52 and single, represented parts of Palm Beach County for 12 years until he abruptly resigned Friday after being accused of sending lurid Internet messages to teenage boys who served as pages on Capitol Hill. The FBI and Florida law enforcement officials are investigating whether he violated any laws.
The lawyer said Foley, who is now in treatment for alcohol abuse, never had any inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. "Any suggestion that Mark Foley is a pedophile is false," he said.
Roth also said Foley was under the influence of alcohol when he sent the e-mails and instant messages…
Roth said Foley was never under the influence of alcohol while conducting business on Capitol Hill, but he could not explain his previous statement that Foley was intoxicated when he sent the messages…

Well if the alleged abuse by a Priest was not the reason he sent sexual emails to an underage boy, then WHY BRING IT UP? Or better yet, why lie about it?


Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

It's amazing how he went from perpetrator to victim so quickly. If my car could move that fast, I'd be driving in NASCAR. A true jackass.

Wed Oct 04, 05:32:00 AM  
Blogger quakerdave said...

I. Don't. Believe. Pedophiles.


Wed Oct 04, 04:51:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

I don’t believe this ass. In some ways, I don’t care a lot about this story. He resigned, he has embarrassed himself, he has embarrassed the people who voted for him, and he has embarrassed the Republican Party. But, to throw out this accusation too makes me dislike this creep even more.

Wed Oct 04, 10:37:00 PM  

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