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From ABC News: 2003 Internet exchange between Congressman Foley and a former congressional page, according to the young man.

http://abcnews.go.com/images/WNT/02-02-03b.pdf

Maf54 (7:25:14 PM): hey
Auto response from Xxxxxxxxx (7:25:14 PM): scrounging for food...brb

Maf54 (7:25:25 PM): ok
Maf54 (7:25:35 PM): kep scrounging
Xxxxxxxxx (7:31:51 PM): boo
Maf54 (7:32:13 PM): bo dude
Xxxxxxxxx (7:32:17 PM): lol
Xxxxxxxxx (7:32:26 PM): whered ya go this afternoon
Maf54 (7:33:39 PM): i am in pensecola...had to catch a plane
Xxxxxxxxx (7:33:47 PM): oh well thats fun
Maf54 (7:34:04 PM): indeed
Xxxxxxxxx (7:34:14 PM): what are you doing in pensecola
Maf54 (7:34:21 PM): now in my hotel room
Xxxxxxxxx (7:34:39 PM): well ..like why did you go there
Maf54 (7:35:02 PM): for the campaign
Xxxxxxxxx (7:35:29 PM): have you officialy announced yt
Maf54 (7:35:45 PM): not yet
Xxxxxxxxx (7:36:06 PM): cool cool...
Maf54 (7:37:27 PM): how my favorite young stud doing
Xxxxxxxxx (7:37:46 PM): tired and sore
Xxxxxxxxx (7:37:52 PM): i didnt no waltzing could make you sore
Maf54 (7:38:04 PM): from what
Xxxxxxxxx (7:38:34 PM): what do you mean from what
Xxxxxxxxx (7:38:42 PM): from waltzing...im sore from waltzing
Maf54 (7:39:32 PM): tahts good
Maf54 (7:39:32 PM): you need a massage Maf54 signed off at 7:39:37 PM. Maf54 signed on at 7:40:35 PM.
Xxxxxxxxx (7:40:44 PM): got kicked off?
Maf54 (7:41:24 PM): must have
Xxxxxxxxx (7:41:57 PM): ugh tomorrow i have the first day of lacrosse practice
Maf54 (7:42:27 PM): love to watch that
Maf54 (7:42:33 PM): those great legs running
Xxxxxxxxx (7:42:38 PM): haha...they arent great
Xxxxxxxxx (7:42:45 PM): thats why we have conditioning
Xxxxxxxxx (7:42:56 PM): 2 days running....3 days lifting
Xxxxxxxxx (7:43:11 PM): every week
Xxxxxxxxx (7:43:14 PM): until the end of march
Maf54 (7:43:27 PM): well dont ruin my mental picture
Xxxxxxxxx (7:43:32 PM): oh lol...sorry
Maf54 (7:43:54 PM): nice
Maf54 (7:43:54 PM): youll be way hot then
Xxxxxxxxx (7:44:01 PM): haha...hopefully
Maf54 (7:44:22 PM): better be
Maf54 (7:46:01 PM): well I better let you go do oyur thing
Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:07 PM): oh ok
Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:11 PM): have fun campaigning
Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:17 PM): or however you spell it
Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:18 PM): lol
Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:25 PM): ill see ya in a couple of weeks
Maf54 (7:46:33 PM): did any girl give you a haand job this weekend
Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:38 PM): lol no
Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:40 PM): im single right now
Xxxxxxxxx (7:46:57 PM): my last gf and i broke up a few weeks agi
Maf54 (7:47:11 PM): are you
Maf54 (7:47:11 PM): good so your getting horny
Xxxxxxxxx (7:47:29 PM): lol...a bit
Maf54 (7:48:00 PM): did you spank it this weekend yourself
Xxxxxxxxx (7:48:04 PM): no
Xxxxxxxxx (7:48:16 PM): been too tired and too busy
Maf54 (7:48:33 PM): wow...
Maf54 (7:48:34 PM): i am never to busy haha
Xxxxxxxxx (7:48:51 PM): haha
Maf54 (7:50:02 PM): or tired..helps me sleep
Xxxxxxxxx (7:50:15 PM): thats true
Xxxxxxxxx (7:50:36 PM): havent been having a problem with sleep though.. i just walk in the door and collapse well at least this weekend
Maf54 (7:50:56 PM): i am sure
Xxxxxxxxx (7:50:57 PM): i dont do it very often normally though
Maf54 (7:51:11 PM): why not
Maf54 (7:51:22 PM): at your age seems like it would be daily
Xxxxxxxxx (7:51:57 PM): not me
Xxxxxxxxx (7:52:01 PM): im not a horn dog
Xxxxxxxxx (7:52:07 PM): maybe 2 or 3 times a week
Maf54 (7:52:20 PM): thats a good number
Maf54 (7:52:27 PM): in the shower
Xxxxxxxxx (7:52:36 PM): actually usually i dont do it in the shower
Xxxxxxxxx (7:52:42 PM): just cause i shower in the morning
Xxxxxxxxx (7:52:47 PM): and quickly
Maf54 (7:52:50 PM): in the bed
Xxxxxxxxx (7:52:59 PM): i get up at 530 and am outta the house by 610
Xxxxxxxxx (7:53:03 PM): eh ya
Maf54 (7:53:24 PM): on your back
Xxxxxxxxx (7:53:30 PM): no face down
Maf54 (7:53:32 PM): love details
Xxxxxxxxx (7:53:34 PM): lol
Xxxxxxxxx (7:53:36 PM): i see that
Xxxxxxxxx (7:53:37 PM): lol
Maf54 (7:53:39 PM): really
Maf54 (7:53:54 PM): do you really do it face down
Xxxxxxxxx (7:54:03 PM): ya
Maf54 (7:54:13 PM): kneeling
Xxxxxxxxx (7:54:31 PM): well i dont use my hand...i use the bed itself
Maf54 (7:54:31 PM): where do you unload it
Xxxxxxxxx (7:54:36 PM): towel
Maf54 (7:54:43 PM): really
Maf54 (7:55:02 PM): completely naked?
Xxxxxxxxx (7:55:12 PM): well ya
Maf54 (7:55:21 PM): very nice
Xxxxxxxxx (7:55:24 PM): lol
Maf54 (7:55:51 PM): cute butt bouncing in the air
Xxxxxxxxx (7:56:00 PM): haha
Xxxxxxxxx (7:56:05 PM): well ive never watched myslef
Xxxxxxxxx (7:56:08 PM): but ya i guess
Maf54 (7:56:18 PM): i am sure not
Maf54 (7:56:22 PM): hmmm
Maf54 (7:56:30 PM): great visual
Maf54 (7:56:39 PM): i may try that
Xxxxxxxxx (7:56:43 PM): it works
Maf54 (7:56:51 PM): hmm
Maf54 (7:56:57 PM): sound inetersting
Maf54 (7:57:05 PM): i always use lotion and the hand
Maf54 (7:57:10 PM): but who knows
Xxxxxxxxx (7:57:24 PM): i dont use lotion...takes too much time to clean up
Xxxxxxxxx (7:57:37 PM): with a towel you can just wipe off....and go
Maf54 (7:57:38 PM): lol
Maf54 (7:57:45 PM): where do you throw the towel
Xxxxxxxxx (7:57:48 PM): but you cant work it too hard....or its not good
Xxxxxxxxx (7:57:51 PM): in the laundry
Maf54 (7:58:16 PM): just kinda slow rubbing
Xxxxxxxxx (7:58:23 PM): ya....
Xxxxxxxxx (7:58:32 PM): or youll rub yourslef raw
Maf54 (7:58:37 PM): well I have aa totally stiff wood now
Xxxxxxxxx (7:58:40 PM): cause the towell isnt very soft
Maf54 (7:58:44 PM): i bet..taht would hurt
Xxxxxxxxx (7:58:50 PM): but you cn find something softer than a towell i guess
Maf54 (7:58:59 PM): but it must feel great spirting on the towel
Xxxxxxxxx (7:59:06 PM): ya
Maf54 (7:59:29 PM): wow
Maf54 (7:59:48 PM): is your little guy limp...or growing
Xxxxxxxxx (7:59:54 PM): eh growing
Maf54 (8:00:00 PM): hmm
Maf54 (8:00:12 PM): so you got a stiff one now
Xxxxxxxxx (8:00:19 PM): not that fast
Xxxxxxxxx (8:00:20 PM): hey
Xxxxxxxxx (8:00:32 PM): so you have a fetich
Maf54 (8:00:32 PM): hey what
Xxxxxxxxx (8:00:40 PM): fetish**
Maf54 (8:00:43 PM): like
Maf54 (8:00:53 PM): i like steamroom
Maf54 (8:01:04 PM): whats yours
Xxxxxxxxx (8:01:09 PM): its kinda weird
Xxxxxxxxx (8:01:14 PM): lol
Maf54 (8:01:21 PM): i am hard as a rock..so tell me when your reaches rock
Xxxxxxxxx (8:01:23 PM): i have a cast fetish
Maf54 (8:01:27 PM): well tell me
Maf54 (8:01:32 PM): cast
Xxxxxxxxx (8:01:44 PM): ya like...plaster cast
Maf54 (8:01:49 PM): ok..so what happens
Maf54 (8:01:58 PM): how does that turn you in
Xxxxxxxxx (8:02:02 PM): i dont know
Xxxxxxxxx (8:02:04 PM): it just does
Xxxxxxxxx (8:02:08 PM): ive never had one
Xxxxxxxxx (8:02:16 PM): but people that have them turn me on
Xxxxxxxxx (8:02:27 PM): and if i had one it would probably turn me on
Xxxxxxxxx (8:02:29 PM): beats me
Xxxxxxxxx (8:02:32 PM): its kinda weird
Xxxxxxxxx (8:02:50 PM): but along with that i like the whole catholic girl look....thats our schools uniform
Maf54 (8:03:02 PM): ha thats wild
Xxxxxxxxx (8:03:14 PM): ya but now im hard
Maf54 (8:03:32 PM): me 2
Maf54 (8:03:42 PM): cast got you going
Maf54 (8:03:47 PM): what you wearing
Xxxxxxxxx (8:04:04 PM): normal clothes
Xxxxxxxxx (8:04:09 PM): tshirt and shorts
Maf54 (8:04:17 PM): um so a big buldge
Xxxxxxxxx (8:04:35 PM): ya
Maf54 (8:04:45 PM): um
Maf54 (8:04:58 PM): love to slip them off of you
Xxxxxxxxx (8:05:08 PM): haha
Maf54 (8:05:53 PM): and gram the one eyed snake
Maf54 (8:06:13 PM): grab
Xxxxxxxxx (8:06:53 PM): not tonight...dont get to excited
Maf54 (8:07:12 PM): well your hard
Xxxxxxxxx (8:07:45 PM): that is true
Maf54 (8:08:03 PM): and a little horny
Xxxxxxxxx (8:08:11 PM): and also tru
Maf54 (8:08:31 PM): get a ruler and measure it for me
Xxxxxxxxx (8:08:38 PM): ive already told you that
Maf54 (8:08:47 PM): tell me again
Xxxxxxxxx (8:08:49 PM): 7 and 1/2
Maf54 (8:09:04 PM): ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Maf54 (8:09:08 PM): beautiful
Xxxxxxxxx (8:09:38 PM): lol
Maf54 (8:09:44 PM): thats a great size
Xxxxxxxxx (8:10:00 PM): thank you
Maf54 (8:10:22 PM): still stiff
Xxxxxxxxx (8:10:28 PM): ya
Maf54 (8:10:40 PM): take it out
Xxxxxxxxx (8:10:54 PM): brb...my mom is yelling
Maf54 (8:11:06 PM): ok
Xxxxxxxxx (8:14:02 PM): back
Maf54 (8:14:37 PM): cool hope se didnt see any thing
Xxxxxxxxx (8:14:54 PM): no no
Xxxxxxxxx (8:14:59 PM): she is computer dumb though
Xxxxxxxxx (8:15:01 PM): it makes me so mad
Maf54 (8:15:04 PM): good
Maf54 (8:15:08 PM): haha
Maf54 (8:15:11 PM): why
Xxxxxxxxx (8:15:23 PM): cause she cant do anything
Maf54 (8:15:31 PM): oh well
Xxxxxxxxx (8:15:41 PM): she couldnt figure out how to download a file from an email and open it
Maf54 (8:15:53 PM): haha
Xxxxxxxxx (8:16:14 PM): and she only does it like a million times a day
Xxxxxxxxx (8:16:16 PM): oh well
Xxxxxxxxx (8:16:18 PM): whatever
Xxxxxxxxx (8:16:53 PM): well i better go finish my hw...i just found out from a friend that i have to finish reading and notating a book for AP english Maf54 signed off at 8:17:43 PM.

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Wow ... what a perv congressman. Where's Ken Starr, now thathe's really needed?

Thanks, Mr. Foley, for confirming the stereotype in the minds of all the homophobes out there that all us gay men are pedophiles.Sheesh.

I guess there is Charlie Crist and the date rape allegation, now this Foley young stud pages coming out, the whole world will think republicans DONT have family values.. i am personally a little ill that this kind of behavior is going on when we have so many pressing problems with budget and wars.. Killing the messanger has become a favorite past time. This wouldnt be such a pressing issue, defining high moral standards, unless the right wing Republicans made religion a bang or bust issue.. If the party was moderate, it would be about the individual, wouldnt it?

I find it interesting that whenever he got sexual, the kid would give a brief or noncommital reply and change the subject (mentioned girls a couple of times) - or at least not keep the innuendo going. And Foley couldn't take the hint.

Why is it always the republicans who like the underage kids? At least Monica was an adult. Thanks for posting all the details.

Where's Ken Starr? Probably instant messaging.

Well we know for sure he definitely does not like "BUSH"I like the republicans explain this one and to think this was the guy who drafted a lot of laws on Missing and exploited kids was doing this.Twisted,Disgustingand downright EVIL

I bet his mom isn't computer-illiterate anymore. Now she knows her son likes to hump his own hand with his ass in the air and I'm sure shes not going to do his towel-laundry for him anymore either.

The GOP: the party of bigotry, torture, and child-rape.

I guess this is what happens with guys in the closet. They're so repressed sexually that they freak out eventually. Look at McGreevey. If you're gay, just come out.Barney Frank is openly gay, and it never hurt his ability to get re-elected.

The closet sure can be stifling. This also is a classic case of a repressed gay man going through "male menopause" where he longs to live out his fantasies of "the good ol' days" hanging out with young studs. Very, very sad.

This guy must have pissed some people off bad because many other politicians are doing the same thing and they are not being exposed just before the election. Family values is the seed planted in the minds of so many hopeful Americans that sit and watch the ones who planted it bahave this way and then either deny the truth (e.g. he would never do that), or in this case get disgusted and outraged. I only wish all eyes could be open as wide as they are over this Foley issue every day...then we might truly show some real outrage and ownership of our government and insist on transparent government free of lobbyist and out of control fraud and corruption. Maybe someday...

I am outraged and disgusted. I see the corruption and fraud every day and cannot believe that Americans are so apathetic. This is our money that is being thrown away. These are our elected officials that are living the high (and often disgusting) life while we pay the bill.When did our elected officials become so stupid that they are constantly confused by issues that they must pay consultants to solve...I thought that is why we elected them. Then these paid consultants represent a voice that does not consider that of the tax payer. We might as well just interview and higher the consultants ourselves and get rid of the middle man. At least if the consultant is a pervert, he never sold us his family values...just his services.Shame on all of you elected officials who betray the public trust...all of you.

So whats the big deal, A Perv writing legislation about pervs.and getting sleazy with little boys... Did anyone notice a bunch of right wing christians are responsible for the death of 100,000 give or take a few tens of thounsands Iraqi civillians.I know, again, no big deal, they're muslims....At least we have these moral folks legislating our morality. lolWhere would we be without them

HORRIBLE. The age difference makes him a pedophile! i want him in jail doing time, like the Miami weather man, there is very little difference between the two cases, and one is in prison, the other....... what hypocrasy.

So totally Gross!!!!!

makes me hate politicians, men in general...perverted, sick, creepy, pathetic excuse of a human being...he should go to prison and be gang raped daily...hope he rots in hell!

I find the unnamed youth in the IM exchange with Foley more than a little perplexingly (based on all the complainants decrying what is viewed by them as untoward behavior here) coy and certainly overly chatty, even revealing to Foley his preferred, self-described method of masturbation, when we are (some striven) given to understand that the unnamed was appalled by his online discussion with an “older” man. While the vast majority (90%-plus) of child abusers, namely of both prepubescent boys and girls, are Straight men (and women), or rightly pederasts, we seem determined to identify Foley with the membership of our Third Gender, which is incorrect, mind-numbingly baseless, uninformed, and politically stupid. Had these man/youth advances occurred in Mexico, Holland or even England where the age of consent is sensibly placed at age 16 or even less, this would not be even of interest to the readership but for our countrymen’s depressingly strange mixture of Puritanical constraints coupled with our seemingly pervasive but invasive prurient interests, which invariably cause us, roughly known as a culture of sorts, to grub curiously about in the mire for moral direction. How many of you would admit to being an ephebophile? In other words, would you prefer bedding a comely adolescent youth, as pictorially depicted, say, in XY magazine, or conversely, a similarly aged (to yourself) and balding geezer spread-eagled before you on your coverlet and with his dentures floating in a glass atop the nightstand next to the bed? If you say that you prefer the latter fellow, likely in deference to what you believe or think you should state, or due to your conservative sensibility to some outer-ascribed morality conflict, I am not going to believe you. Nor should anyone else. Our Gay history is utterly replete with references to “boys” and “youths” as the objects of our affective interest, an absolute fact we have and should find no reason to be ashamed or disavow. We however, members of the Third Gender, are not pederasts or abusers of “children,” because either appellation should be placed statistically and culpably around the collective neck of Straights. I know for a fact, too, that at age sixteen (or perhaps by age twelve) I had acquired as much practical experience and useful knowledge from being Gay as that realized by someone four or five times my age; and was then absolutely sure that, since I was very cute and smart and knew it, I could (and did) play the cock-tease at my command and will, and could and did often get whatever I wanted from a similarly-aged or older (or much older) suitor. In my Gay experience, the three questions that I have been asked universally by Gay youths (none was a prostitute, by the way) in the United States and in Europe (and also in Eurasia, the Near, Middle and Far East) are: (1) Where do you work or what kind of work do you do? (2) How much money do you make or earn? (3) What kind of car do you drive? Sometimes I am additionally asked to describe my house, its size, location, and its contents. My answers, when adequate and acceptable, shall we say, never failed or fail to win over the youthful questioner. This tells me, as well as others of my acquaintance who have had near identical experiences, that youths want something from us just as we want something from them in exchange; there is no loss of innocence involved, unless you sincerely believe with all your heart and mind that there really and truly is a Santa Claus, or at least an Easter Bunny. Although if you do, then you need to be locked up and kept away from thinking and knowing society, but not so the Gay ephebophile or his lover. In a sense, youths’ favors are for sale, but not necessarily for your custom, it might just as well be for reason of gaining experience, for establishing a true relationship or desire for mentoring, or for a host of non-avaricious or non-acquisitive reasons, in order to satisfy individual need or needs, and not simply for sex, on the part of either party to the exchange or coupling. I welcome your comments.

Disgusting!!! Vile!!! Two things will happen regarding this perv Foley. Republicans will spin this with the dumbest excuses they can think of (and everyone will buy it) AND Dems will turn into little sissies and not seize on this opportunity. During the last election Kerry allowed Bush and Cheney and others that didnt serve to criticize and ridule his service. In the debate b'tween Cheney and John Edwards, Cheney flat out lied and said "I have never met you until tonight" seconds laters pics were all over the net showing them together at a function shaking hands, Edwards response at the debate: silence. Later, Edwards says I knew it wasnt true, but I didnt say anything. I cannot understand why Dems are balls-less!! Except for Dean.

Looks like jail time. He will like it there.

This finally settles it ! The gay issue is a smoke-screen issue.WAKE UP & VOTE.

With all the misdirected badinage here about politics, it seems Vidal’s ageless essay, titled “Sex is Politics,” is once again demonstrably operative in the land and apropos. Such flippancy, however, is equally and disturbingly demonstrative of a vast doleful sea of political naiveté and an incredible and discouraging lack of knowledge amongst American Gays anent our nation’s basic and true political history, as well as our country’s true political inner-workings and –relationships. This is especially evident by the remarks found online, when to all thinking persons there has long been no difference whatsoever to be perceived or discerned between the two major political parties on the subject of sex and particularly so with regard to Gays, although there have been instead of truth a number of misconceptions, non-facts, knowing untruths and lies bandied about by people who simply do not know about what they speak, and should not be listened to or their misrepresentations countenanced. The real and present danger to Gays is in the ongoing efforts of Conservatives, both Democrats and Republicans alike if sited on that end of the political spectrum, with a necessarily singular focus on the viscerally hateful Christers, whether they are from the Protestant or Catholic factions, who have become the all too real bane and increasing threat to our very and continued existence. But I would posit that Gay emphasis on change through political processes or our effecting desired change through strategic court action will not work (or as well as we are wont to convince ourselves it will) in the end. Look, when has political persuasion, even where court-enforced, ever worked as hoped for us; how many needed conversions to our side have taken place? It is my opinion that what is first needed is for Gays to learn and understand their own glorious history, in order to make the true and correct argument from an historical perspective with the American polity. For example, did you know that marriage was originally and for thousands of years of international history our institution, and was never exclusively of heterosexual provenance or the historical province of its practitioners alone? Do you know that the early Christian church and its so-called establishing fathers vigorously encouraged (and for the most part, promoted its practice exclusively, rather than the other way round), wrote extensively about, practiced and sanctified same-sex unions, and that the later politically-constituted Catholic Church married Gays up through the late 1800’s, and that those ancient and modern offices of matrimony are published and available? And are you aware that these same church fathers indisputably thought and oft-wrote that heterosexual sex and thus unions composed of men and women were “gross” and “unnatural,” and which adjectives are just a few of many other similar terms of disgust and outrage employed by them? There are many, many tens of thousands of such writings housed in archives worldwide. The larger tragedy and greater vexation is that this information and thus these facts are indeed known to every properly and truly educated scholar of all political and moral persuasion. How would you like to have the facts to hand concerning that present and highly controversial matter to utterly refute the (most often knowingly misstated) inaccurate and nonhistorical, parrot-like mouthing of the Christers or their sycophantic politicians? Or, can you think of a single vitally important and historically prominent creative or artistic personage, intellectual, scientist, or actual or mythical hero and even gods who were then know and accepted to be or are not to-day wholly or primarily Gay? What would be the effect on worldwide civilizations or general history at large of yester-day or to-day -- if they could exist or have existed in this abstract world – should we experiment and were to surgically remove from the canvas of history just one such from the period in which he lived? That result along with other historically-based facts are what we need to be inculcating in to the minds of voters and especially those who will be the voters of to-morrow, but this will be only possible after we have taught those facts of Gay history to ourselves and can thus present them in a factual and persuasive manner. Sorry to say that this suggested self-education and later efforts of an entire group of persecuted peoples will take time, a point that those of us used to or desirous instant gratification in terms of change will not like, which is why I believe we will continue on the current path to our ultimate destruction, if there is no course correction, or at least our recommitment to the virtual ghettos constructed for us that began in the Nineteenth Century should we not make changes. Comments?

MARK FOLEY HAS SINGLE HANDEDLY SET THE GAY COMMUNITY BACK 50 YEARS...So many brave and determined people have spent their lives or given up their lives so that one day gay people would be able to gain the smallest amounts of respect and understanding. MARK FOLEY IS A COWARD AND A HOMOPHOBE OF THE WORST KIND... A GAY HOMOPHOBE. So few of us, gay or straight, will ever have the opportunity to make a real difference or to live as an example to others across the nation. Mark Foley was given this opportunity, not only did he waste this chance but he actively work against his own community... and THAT is what is disgusting. p.s. please excuse any of my spelling errors or poor grammar...I am very angry about this matter and am too pissed to proof read.

I am horrified to consider that a guy gay like this Foley could voteddeciding on the invasion of Irak and sending thousand of young mento die in a missleading war while he is spending a time e-mailing a minor at the same time. But republicans are against abortion and family planning and claim forfamily values...What hypocresy..!Remember this on November 7...because you must remember the leaders of the Republican Party knew this scandalous behavior sincea long time a did not do anything and now they have only excuses...It's time to punish them.

The name of the country where the U.S led global war on trror is being fought is spelled Iraq, no "Irak". Read a newspaper sometime.

Oh dear anonymus, spelled Iraq or Irak, what does it matter compared to the disgrace to be ruled by men like Bush, Cheney, an Foley? And I do'nt think it's your fault, for you didn't really vote for them. Remember the election fraud, was it 1998?

And the million dollar question is????? Is Foley gay, or is he just on the down low.

that has to be the most disturbing thing I've read. it was like watching dateline how to catch a predator, they should castrate him.

And HE's the one that helped back the search for internet predators??? He should be the face for them all! I'm sickened! I want to see him behind bars, if it were my child I would never stand for this!

Puts gays, republicans, the page system and the internet in a bad light. Perhaps even the alcoholics should be offended.

Oh, I see: the comments of the poster defending sex with minors--they get something out of it, too; and, after all, it is just puritanism that makes it "seem wrong."--is okay, but criticism of your gay position is not.

Foley is a sick, lost pervert. Yes. Now he will pay. Of course. Many Republicans are hypocrites. True. However, after reading the comments on this blog, I am not any more disgusted with the perps. Instead, I have learned that gays enjoy stringing together "impressive" words in an obvious and quite sad attempt to sound erudite. Very clearly, this is an attempt to position themselves as being wiser than the average person and therefore, ultimately, more able to clearly see "the truth." Whatever. Corresponding pubic hair and complementary reproductive anatomy alone manifest where a penis is supposed to go. Moreover, AIDS and HIV statistics, as well as poo, tell you where it should not go. No matter how smart you would like to sound, Reasonable people will never look to the example of those defending a lifestyle that dismisses simple, good Christians ("Christers"--I am not Christian, BTW). Meanwhile, some commenters argue that sex with minors in exchange for material favors is OK; it is only "wrong" because of artificial constraints of a Puritanical society. I, for one, am TIRED of hearing about it. If you are gay, you are gay, but PLEASE, do not wear it as a badge of courage. In fact, just shut the hell up so we can live our lives.

To Edwardian, who made the comment above, as a parent, i think this is disgusting, and really this man needs to be in jail. also, for your welcomed comments, you are nothing more than a pervert yourself, and you are probably guilty of victimizing our children repeatedly. perhaps you should be institutionalized for twisted opinions. for you though nobody cares enough to do anything until you hurt, or as you seem to believe, "love", the wrong person. in the case of our upstanding government official, he has a duty, and that is to protect and uphold the American system of values and laws. by his actions shown here, he has clearly demonstrated what absence of care our highly paid officials and protectors hold for us, the people. how can they expect america as a whole to respect them, or for that matter, anything they say? hypocrites. we are paying to be lead by them. happy about that? NO

To anon 12:18-Thank you for that!As a young gay person myself, I am disgusted by the actions of Foley.I'm sorry that Edwardian and other so-called "enlightened" ones think otherwise, but I've got to agree with the rest of America on this:A 50+ year-old man chasing after 15-17 year-old boys' underpants (whether online or offline) is simply IMMORAL , and should be ILLEGAL!What he did was neither gay nor straight:It was sociopathic!Oh, and may I add this:Foley was of no help to the community by staying in the closet, voting for "good legislation" only when it didn't count, and (above all else) supporting the failed Republican leadership that continues to peddle its disgusting brand of homophobia. And now he wraps himself in the rainbow flag and asks for our sympathy? HELL, NO!!!He's nothing more than a perverted hypocrite.

Technically, this is euphebophilia, not paedophilia--he may still be a creepy bastard, but there's an enormous difference.

(truth hurts)at the very least the paige is bi- curious or he wouldn't be talking to this old dude and i believe foley is gay he just happens to like popping the cherry of young fags hey i say do what you do just don't run for office and waste my tax dollars anyone who read that shit can see the paige isn't that innoccent and tell these fake civil rights wanna be a moral fags trying to call him a pedophile to go somewhere and suck a dick there is no difference most of you dudes got turned out when you were younger the same way your just bitter foley ain't trying to fuck queens!!!!!!!!~truth hurts

Not only am I more “erudite” than the wholly ignorant and simpleminded who have felt the need not to argue lucidly concerning points of view, affective interests, or several thousand’s of years of history and anthropology with which they disagree, I can at least write a complete English sentence, though my detractors seem incapable of mustering even a modicum of basic American pidgin or needed syntax. Since you have allowed your prejudices and hatreds to override common sense, English expression, science and everyday observations of human behavior, to include your own experiences in life, one has no need to wonder that you are impelled by your sad circumstances to reduce your arguments to such a level of dogmatic nonsense on exhibit here and to employ stereotypol language and examples that belie your protestations being remotely intelligent and informed by facts. You seem outraged, and indeed you are outrageous. Unfortunately, you are not intelligent or well-educated enough to convincingly act the part. And why are you so interested in Gay sex and its mechanics? What does it matter to you; are you Gay curious, or what, exactly? I have not a same or similar interest in Straight sex. In fact, the mere mention of it, or its description certainly, is utterly loathsome and sickening to me, and I would venture to state that it is as well to other Gay persons, almost without exception. So the underlying reason for your extremely odd and inexplicable interest in my personal conduct in the bedroom with a male lover, together with its summary condemnation by you, completely eludes me. At what age, lady and gentleman reader, did you have your first homosexual experience (as some sixty-percent and seventy-percent of men and women, respectively, have had by their mid-teens, and a majority of them more than one such, according to Kinsey and many affirming follow-on studies). It is almost certain that you had one. Are you a pervert? If not, why then not, given your self-expressed definition for same? To quote Lincoln: “How did she (insert “he” or “she” here, as you will) enjoy it?” Although, Kinsey (and other studies and surveys) has long given us all to understand that numerous ladies like to be “buggered,” as well as some goodly percentage of truly Straight men. What is the percentage of Gays amongst the nation’s so-called child (a prepubescent) molesters? Less than four-percent (4%), is it not? Since you are more probable than not lowest middle class, shall we say, have a high school education at best, or perhaps much less, you very likely have never read a history book or a statistical tome, which means you are unqualified to address, question or criticize those particulars of my statements in this forum firmly grounded in historical fact and study. But since you do not have command of facts or an intellect, you cannot and do not proceed to use them, in any case, as revealed by your incredible statements. Would this discussion and your over-emotive frothing born of gross ignorance be taking place if the subject young man had been a female? Given the predilections of your lowly fellow Christers and in accord with those perceptions for your highly remedial level of education, you and your beer-swilling buddies would be instead raising your plastic cups to the man who bedded the maiden, and exchanging knowing, lascivious winks down the bar. Depending on which southern mountain range (And is not incest solely and universally a Straight activity or practice, and one of comparatively high incidence, at a rate distinctly higher than the matter under discussion?) you inhabit or where down in the quaint Hicksville valley of ignorance you reside, the acceptable age and relationship of the female teen would vary, but to say that no sexual activity and fantasizing or flirting takes place in your narrow-minded world in large number between older Straight men and teen females is laughable and knowingly false. Both women and teen females are wont to object and react viciously, of course, to the too often successful and disquieting competition for the best-looking males from other males – but especially when such arises from other guys. I do not perceive that the supposed higher moral values of Straights interfere with or curtail their illicit affective interests or follies, from whose carnal activities far more examples of perversion and evil are solidly attached each and every day than ever have or can be to Gays. Regardless of the assertions of his attorney, by the way, I am not to be persuaded that Foley is Gay. Nor do I believe that he is an alcoholic, for which there is no evidence. Why do my Gay colleagues want to unquestioningly accept this nonsense of Foley being Gay, and then compound this by making asses out of themselves by their efforts to out-condemn this despicable, lying fellow in tandem and seeming competition with our bigoted enemies, who are very much on parade here? Do you not understand the obvious, which is that the visceral, unthinking hatred shown here has neither basis in fact nor rational thinking, and that these interloping Straights will still and evermore direct their venom toward you, as they have and will toward all Gays, in spite of your unseemly and untoward posturing here? Foley, lads, is not our concern, being not one of us. Let them, his undoubted mentors and exemplars, pummel their own. Crime statistics alone would preclude their claim of a Gay Foley being reasonable; so, he must be one of their (Straight) guys. Also, woman, do you attend the beauty parlor to look older or younger? Does dear hubby like you to appear older or younger? Have you ever noticed your spouse looking at a younger or much younger male or female with decided lust burning in those widened eyes, or yet strongly suspected yours lusted furtively like Jimmy the Carter within that big heart, all the while denying such intemperate (though perfectly natural) desire? Has your spouse or lover actually cheated on you with some saucy, more slender and younger tart? Is that outrageous? Are all the men who date, marry or cohabitate with much younger women perverts? Are all women who date, bed, marry or cohabitate with some willing, firm-bodied boy or a much younger man perverts? Since there are said to be more Straights than Gays in this world, one is thus assured mathematically that the significant number of such relationships amongst Straights is several multiples higher than that for Third Gender members. Then why are all Gays thought by you to be perverts, irrespective of our human sameness, with the single exception of the differing focus for our affective interest? I think you might want to clean up and correct your own house of glass cards before looking and name-calling in my/our direction.

To the person who says this situation makes feel her (i guess it is a woman) hate to politicians..."and all men in general". Very sad must be the poor and sick world of your mind to say such a thing.

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