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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Former US Congressman Says It's OK to Talk Dirty to Teenagers

Mark Foley gives his first interview since Castgate more than two years ago and lets us all know that he isn't a big hypocrite-fuckwad, because everyone knows that it's only pedophilia if the kid is pre-pubescent. Good strategy Mark.
NEW YORK (AP) - Even today, two years after Mark Foley's very public fall from grace, the former congressman can't explain why he sent lurid, sexually explicit computer messages to male teens who had worked as Capitol Hill pages.
Sitting in his room at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York this week, the Florida Republican, wearing a yellow tie with blue elephants, finally broke his silence.

"I'm trying to find my way back," Foley said in an interview with The Associated Press, his first public comments on the scandal since resigning from Congress on Sept. 29, 2006.

Foley insists he did nothing illegal and never had sexual contact with teens, just inappropriate Internet conversations. Investigations by the FBI and Florida authorities ended without criminal charges

And while he concedes his behavior was "extraordinarily stupid," he remains somewhat unwilling to accept full public scorn.

These were 17-year-olds, just months from being men, he insists.

"There was never anywhere in those conversations where someone said, 'Stop,' or 'I'm not enjoying this,' or 'This is inappropriate' ... but again, I'm the adult here, I'm the congressman," Foley said. "The fact is I allowed it to happen. That's where my responsibility lies."
Take it from someone who spends a lot of time talking about sex with 17 year old girls -- It's not a good career strategy. Full article here.

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