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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Foley Hits the Trifecta

It's official now: U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, who quit Congress after getting caught sending sexually explicit messages to teenaged male congressional pages, is an alcoholic, mentally ill, and a victim of sexual abuse by a clergyman. In other words, he's hit the psychiatric trifecta. He's now in rehab. But he's not offering any of this as an excuse for his inappropriate conduct. He just thought we'd like to know.


Lippard said...

He was also Scientology's man in Congress--he's possibly currently residing at a Narconon facility in Clearwater getting "touch assists" or niacin injections.

Sheldon Richman said...

I didn't know that! He does have that look in his eye, doesn't he?