Wednesday, 13 March 2013

It's kind of duh sitchy-ation Turns out U.S. Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) is gay. Yeah, I knew that when a friend of mine introduced me to Congressman Foley in late 1994. Foley's a member of a fraternity I used to rent a room from (set up by the afformentioned friend, who is gay). Said friend told me in an aside that Foley was gay. Now it's a headline. Foley's pal Tracy Thorne says:

"By refusing to be honest about who he is," he told me, "Foley is sending a message to gay kids and his fellow Republicans that being gay is something to be ashamed of."
I agree. When I was told that Foley was gay, I was asked not to say anything about it, since he was just then making his first real bids for power then. It was implied that it would ruin him because he was (is!) a Republican. Interesting: Republicans would be embarassed for him to come out as homosexual, and gays would be embarassed for him to come out as a Republican. And now, Foley's making a move to run for Bob Graham's Senate seat. I wonder what Santorum has to say about his potential colleague?


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