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Don't worry, Mitt. There's at least one guy who understands.
Okay. So. Pretty much the whole country is thoroughly disgusted by the leaked video of Mitt Romney hating 47 percent of America. Even Republicans are running away from him—not because they disagree, of course, but because, as his running mate explained, "It was an inarticulate way to make this point."

Good news for Mitt, though. He's not completely alone. There's one guy who kinda sorta sympathizes with him. Or at least has some advice for Mitt:

The damage has been done [...] You always have to assume, and I know this better than anyone, that anything you do in public life will catch up with you.
So who's the one guy who understand what Mitt's going through?

This guy:

Florida Rep. Mark Foley’s resignation came just hours after ABC News questioned the congressman about a series of sexually explicit instant messages involving congressional pages, high school students who are under 18 years of age. In Congress, Rep. Foley (R-FL) was part of the Republican leadership and the chairman of the House caucus on missing and exploited children. [...]

But, according to several former congressional pages, the congressman used the Internet to engage in sexually explicit exchanges. They say he used the screen name Maf54 on these messages provided to ABC News.

Maf54: You in your boxers, too?
Teen:   Nope, just got home. I had a college interview that went late.
Maf54: Well, strip down and get relaxed.

Another message:

Maf54: What ya wearing?
Teen:  tshirt and shorts
Maf54: Love to slip them off of you.

And this one:

Maf54: Do I make you a little horny?
Teen:   A little.
Maf54: Cool.

If there's anyone who should know that trying to screw people will catch up with you eventually, it's definitely disgraced former Rep. Foley (R-Pedophile).

No word yet on whether Charles Manson has advice for Romney. Stay tuned ...

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