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I want some of what he's smoking....then again,.... http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/...

If you’re looking for a big name to add to the 2011 West Palm Beach mayoral race, look no further than Mark Foley.

On Wednesday, Foley confirmed that friends and colleagues have gauged his interest in the wide-open mayoral race that so far has just two official candidates in Commissioners Jeri Muoio and Molly Douglas.

Foley said he is still a long way from running for elected office, but he wouldn’t rule out the mayoral run.

"I keep hearing the buzz," Foley said. "But there’s no plan in place."

I guess he figures its been 1285 days since this little thing got in the way.... http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

Six-term  Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) resigned yesterday amid reports that he had sent sexually explicit Internet messages to at least one underage male former page.

Foley, who was considered likely to win reelection this fall, said in a three-sentence letter of resignation: "I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent."

To be fair, and apparently also needing to keep his name in the paper, Foley's replacement in the district, who also left office under a cloud of sexcapades is thinking about running for Congress again... http://www.postonpolitics.com/...

Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney, voted out of office in a 2008 sex scandal, says people have suggested he run again for his old seat. He didn’t unequivocally reject the idea in a phone conversation today, but made it sound highly unlikely.

of course, you have to wonder just who are these "people" Tim are talking to...

Originally posted to route66 on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:19 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (16+ / 0-)

    I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's. - Mark Twain

    by route66 on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:19:12 AM PDT

  •  I just hope (5+ / 0-)

    these guys aren't ever within 1000 yards of a school... great role models.

    I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's. - Mark Twain

    by route66 on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:21:23 AM PDT

    •  Does Florida have a sex offender law (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      trashablanca, Cenobyte

      like Georgia's?

      § 42-1-15. Restriction on registered offenders residing, working, or loitering within certain distance of child care facilities, churches, schools, or areas where minors congregate; photographing of minors; penalty for violations; civil causes of action

      ...

      (c) (1) No individual shall be employed by or volunteer at any child care facility, school, or church or by or at any business or entity that is located within 1,000 feet of a child care facility, a school, or a church. Such distance shall be determined by measuring from the outer boundary of the property of the location at which such individual is employed or volunteers to the outer boundary of the child care facility, school, or church at their closest points.

        (2) No individual who is a sexually dangerous predator shall be employed by or volunteer at any business or entity that is located within 1,000 feet of an area where minors congregate.
      [note: OCGA §42-1-12(a)(3):"Area where minors congregate" shall include all public and private parks and recreation facilities, playgrounds, skating rinks, neighborhood centers, gymnasiums, school bus stops, and public and community swimming pools.]
      Such distance shall be determined by measuring from the outer boundary of the property of the location at which the sexually dangerous predator is employed or volunteers to the outer boundary of the area where minors congregate at their closest points.

      ...

      (e) Notwithstanding any ordinance or resolution adopted pursuant to Code Section 16-6-24 or subsection (d) of Code Section 16-11-36, it shall be unlawful for any individual required to register pursuant to Code Section 42-1-12 to loiter, as prohibited by Code Section 16-11-36, at any child care facility, school, or area where minors congregate.

      Granted, Foley was never convicted of anything, but I still wouldn't trust him around my kid.

      That which doesn't kill me merely postpones the inevitable.

      by EeDan on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:52:53 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Mark Foley was never charged because (3+ / 0-)
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        EeDan, trashablanca, MKSinSA

        Congress wouldn't let law enforcement near Foley's congressional computers.

        And there were some issues surrounding jurisdiction.

        So, Foley skated on this one. But that doesn't mean he was fully exonerated. He shouldn't be near the levers of power.

        <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

        by bronte17 on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 06:25:52 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  asdf (7+ / 0-)

    I guess he figures its been 1285 days since this little thing got in the wa

    The less said about foley's little thing the better I suspect. I know, crude and obvious but it is early in the day.

    The Teabaggers are the GOP base

    by stevej on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:26:37 AM PDT

  •  Republicans have no shame (3+ / 0-)
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    trashablanca, MKSinSA, Ann T Bush

    do they?  Is it because their bar is set so incredibly low and then they work so very very hard to set it even lower?  That must be it!!!! They believe that the limbo is the answer when we Dems have always know that the hokey pokey is what it's all about ;D

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:39:48 AM PDT

  •  You should add to this post some excerpts (2+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard, MKSinSA

    from the comments to that article from the Palm Beach Post.  At first I was going to criticize this diary because there is no real evidence in the article that Foley is really going to run.  But when you look at the comments, you can see that there is actually some community support for him to run for mayor.  

    Tipped and rec'd. . . thanks.

    Hill? What hill? No one said there was going to be a hill . . . . Was there a sign?

    by Jersey Jon on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:42:37 AM PDT

  •  He should run for office somewhere in the Vatican (8+ / 0-)

    He'd get elected EASY!

    Catholic Church: Example of Religion thats TOO BIG TO FAIL

    by Detroit Mark on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:48:44 AM PDT

  •  He's BEGGING for his sleazy past (0+ / 0-)

    to come haunting his campaign.

    Be proud, GOP: Fole, Vitter, Craig, and counting ...

    The overwhelming consensus of 2,000+ scientific experts from the IPCC& 18 US scientific assns: climate change is happening and is a growing threat to our wo

    by Cenobyte on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 05:20:53 AM PDT

  •  Don't DO dat! (1+ / 0-)
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    MKSinSA

    The title should be "Mayoral Candidate Mark Foley".

    I know we have lots of loonies here in Florida, but Foley a mayor?  Not a pleasant thought.

    I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

    by tle on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 05:24:47 AM PDT

  •  There aren't pages working at the mayor's (0+ / 0-)

    office, are there?

    "This shit would be interesting if we weren't in the middle of it." -Barack Obama

    by dlh77489 on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 06:14:09 AM PDT

  •  "Run guys, run!" (0+ / 0-)

    Jon Steward, Steve Colbert, et al and begging for these guys to run.  They're always looking for more material, but going back to the good old days always gets a laugh or two.

  •  Mark Foley? (0+ / 0-)

    I thought he was on parole?

    Egads, some people have no shame.

    It's the Supreme Court, Stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 06:22:19 AM PDT

  •  Thanks nt (0+ / 0-)

    To paraphrase Warren Ballentine: "We may have come here in separate boats but we're in the same one now"

    by OHknighty on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 08:21:51 AM PDT

  •  In a country of 300 million people, (0+ / 0-)

    many of whom are incredibly bright and able, why do the Republicans keep running their retreads?  I'm simply aghast that Branstad is running in Iowa.  I'm not that big on Culver, but Branstad was awful when he was young.  Age hasn't improved the package any.

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 08:58:17 AM PDT

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