Foley in the Henhouse
Quick: See if you can guess what caucus Rep. Mark Foley led before today's news that he would resign from Congress after being exposed for e-flirting with young boys?
Give up? Come on, it's easy. The Missing and Exploited Children Caucus.
The story's obviously going to get more and more interesting as details come out. For years, rumors swirled around Foley's secret sexual life, and they were enough to scuttle his speculative Senate bids in 2004 and 2006. The Hotline predicts that the first aftershock of the scandal will be the Democratic pick-up of his seat in eastern Florida.
UPDATE: It looks like it's getting scrubbed, but Foley had set up that essential tool in the pedo toolbox: A MySpace page. You can find the page by searching for firstname.lastname@example.org's profile—maf54 is Foley's IM name. There's no information in the profile, apart from Foley's age (52) and Zodiac sign (Virgo; he was born on September 8, 1954). This is common for stalkers and sexual predators—you need to set up a MySpace account to view profiles, but you don't need to add more info about yourself.
"I don't want kids"? Oh, I beg to differ.