Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Should We Feel Sorry for This Guy?
Oh, wait. Foley's not the villain, he's the victim, poor baby.
Former Rep. Mark Foley was molested by a clergyman when he was between the ages of 13 and 15, his attorney said Tuesday amid allegations that the congressman exchanged inappropriate e-mails and instant messages with teen congressional pages. Attorney David Roth said Foley had never had sexual contact with a minor and said any assertion that Foley is a pedophile is "categorically false." Roth would not release details of the alleged molestation, saying only that making it public "is part of Mark's recovery" and that Foley would discuss it further when he is released from a center where he's being treated for alcoholism and mental issuesThis confession sounds a lot less like "I'm sorry" than "It wasn't my fault." Y'know, Foley, it woulda been nice if you'd faced up to your weaknesses and gotten help with your personal traumas before you harmed other people, instead of after you got caught. It may come as a surprise to you, being as how you're a Republican, but "personal responsibility" is not just a campaign slogan.
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