Former US Rep. Foley nixes run for West Palm Beach mayor 4 years after resigning amid scandal

There are 18 comments on the KTXL-TV Sacramento story from Dec 14, 2010, titled Former US Rep. Foley nixes run for West Palm Beach mayor 4 years after resigning amid scandal. In it, KTXL-TV Sacramento reports that:

Former Florida congressman Mark Foley, who resigned his House seat in 2006 amid a scandal over his sending of salacious Internet messages to male congressional pages, said Tuesday he has decided not to run for West Palm Beach mayor.

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“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#4 Dec 15, 2010
Who dredged him out of the gutter?

Since: Dec 08

Medina, TX

#5 Dec 15, 2010
He probably finally realized that there are no pages in the mayors office.

“CONSERVATIVE SPEAKS HIS MIND”

Since: Mar 07

BALTIMORE

#6 Dec 15, 2010
The man made a serious error in judgment when he was in Congress. Many of our political people have transgressed and reformed. Remember a fellow named Clinton? Give Mr. Foley a break and let him live his life without the slurs and condemnations.
NO!! I am not gay, nor am I a gay activist. I do not approve of that lifestyle, but I believe it is time to leave Mr. Foley alone and let him lead a happy life-in whatever style he chooses....
Will

Columbus, OH

#7 Dec 15, 2010
Evidently that informal private poll of disgruntled Florida Republicans tipped him off it'd be a bad idea to come out of the clos...er, out of retirement and run for office again.

'Your vote, Mr. Foley?'

'Umm, sorry Mr. Speaker, I've lost my place at the bottom of this page....'

LOL
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#8 Dec 15, 2010
Head back in the sand rightwing topic sheep. This hurts your perceptions that there are no gay repubs.
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#9 Dec 15, 2010
the Messiah wrote:
Who dredged him out of the gutter?
...probably saw some new incoming young make assistant, and wanted back into his playland of gay repub assistants.

Oh wait, you probably think he was having sex with Dem Congressional aides. LOL

..start pulling the one little thread and you'll see how long that thread really is.
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#10 Dec 15, 2010
joel goodman wrote:
The man made a serious error in judgment when he was in Congress. Many of our political people have transgressed and reformed. Remember a fellow named Clinton? Give Mr. Foley a break and let him live his life without the slurs and condemnations.
NO!! I am not gay, nor am I a gay activist. I do not approve of that lifestyle, but I believe it is time to leave Mr. Foley alone and let him lead a happy life-in whatever style he chooses....
So you wanted to impeach Clinton for giving into a woman wanting to blow him, but you want to cut Foley some slack for abusing young republican males.

Doesn't sound fair and balance, but I'm ok with Foley having access to as many young male repub congressional aides as you feel ok with. I hold no grudges.

“CONSERVATIVE SPEAKS HIS MIND”

Since: Mar 07

BALTIMORE

#11 Dec 15, 2010
HeadCheese wrote:
<quoted text>
So you wanted to impeach Clinton for giving into a woman wanting to blow him, but you want to cut Foley some slack for abusing young republican males.
Doesn't sound fair and balance, but I'm ok with Foley having access to as many young male repub congressional aides as you feel ok with. I hold no grudges.
Sorry, but I never mentioned anything about Mr. Clinton's actions, only that there were some that were not completely acceptable. I DID NOT suggest he be impeached. I am afraid you have over reacted for some unknown reason.

“CONSERVATIVE SPEAKS HIS MIND”

Since: Mar 07

BALTIMORE

#12 Dec 15, 2010
HeadCheese wrote:
<quoted text>
So you wanted to impeach Clinton for giving into a woman wanting to blow him, but you want to cut Foley some slack for abusing young republican males.
Doesn't sound fair and balance, but I'm ok with Foley having access to as many young male repub congressional aides as you feel ok with. I hold no grudges.
There is no evidence or even accusations that Mr Foley abused or had any physical contact with anyone. The claim was that he wrote inappropriate notes to several congressional pages. Please get your facts straight
WAR ZONE

Jersey City, NJ

#13 Dec 16, 2010
HeadCheese wrote:
<quoted text>
So you wanted to impeach Clinton for giving into a woman wanting to blow him, but you want to cut Foley some slack for abusing young republican males.
Doesn't sound fair and balance, but I'm ok with Foley having access to as many young male repub congressional aides as you feel ok with. I hold no grudges.
There's more to clintons impeachment than that. And he didn't say a word about impeaching clinton dumbass!
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 Dec 17, 2010
He actually represented the people of his district very well, i would welcome his eventual return to service....
Will

Columbus, OH

#15 Dec 20, 2010
Go Blue wrote:
He actually represented the people of his district very well, i would welcome his eventual return to service....
So you're a pederast, I take it?:)
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#16 Dec 20, 2010
Grow up, it's probably not too late.....
Will

Columbus, OH

#17 Dec 20, 2010
Go Blue wrote:
Grow up, it's probably not too late.....
He's a pederast, and you say he represents you well. What other conclusion should I draw?
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#18 Dec 20, 2010
He is gay, that's all.....if you know of more, prove it....
Will

Columbus, OH

#19 Dec 20, 2010
Go Blue wrote:
He is gay, that's all.....if you know of more, prove it....
Don't be so dumb. He continually solicited the sexual services of underaged Congressional pages, although he fastidiously claimed he didn't sex them down until they were past the age of consent. Whether that's true in every case, we do not know.

Again....are you a pederast?
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#20 Dec 20, 2010
Will wrote:
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Don't be so dumb. He continually solicited the sexual services of underaged Congressional pages, although he fastidiously claimed he didn't sex them down until they were past the age of consent. Whether that's true in every case, we do not know.
Again....are you a pederast?
I'm not into minors or gay....Simply, he represented the people of this district honestly and diligently....that's all....
Senator Larry Craig

Spring Hill, FL

#21 Dec 20, 2010
I will throw my full support behind Mark Foley if he decides to seek the office of mayor.

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