By Selena Zito GETTYSBURG – He almost was not asked to speak. In October 1863, President Abraham Lincoln received the same plain envelope that...
Republican Mark Foley sent emails to congressional pages, asking for them to send pictures back. Foley had a habit of sending out sexually provocative emails and became a national joke that was hanged around the Republicans during the 2006 elections. For a decade, he had a history of inappropriate contacts and was even warned by another Republican. The fact that GOP leadership may have known about some of his behavior hurt the GOP in 2006 elections.
Foley admitted to sending implicit emails but he stated he never had contact with a minor. Foley then stated he was molested as a youth by a Priest and had a drinking problem, put himself in rehab and he was nearly prosecuted for his emails based on laws he helped to sponsor. At least he didn’t have sex with pages but we will leave that story to other rogues on our list.