Today the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children resigned due to alleged sexually explicit IMs with Congressional pages under age 18. Yep, that’s correct. Congressman Mark Foley (R-Florida) has been doing some electronic diddling with kids in the Congressional page program. Nice. His website touts his work for attacking internet child porn and good for him, he has “cosponsored legislation toughening the penalties levied at those who hurt children.”
But here’s the thing. Foley’s gay. He has spent his entire life in the closet and apparently, he’s still in the closet. The kids he’s been IMing include boys. When confronted, he’s denied being gay, even going so far as to say it’s “revolting and unforgivable” about the speculation of his sexuality. That says a lot about how he feels about himself. Revolting.
Why does this feel a bit similar to a certain Spokane mayor? I hate this shit.