You've got to be kidding me

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Disgraced former GOP Rep. Mark Foley says he’s going into rehab. According to the Drudge Report, a letter was sent to TV station WPBF by Foley includes this line.

I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoholism and related behavioral problems.

Foley may be alcoholic, but he’s definitely a pervert. I’m not sure a rehab facility is capable of fixing the latter.

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  1. Brad S says:

    If neither party wants a far-reaching backlash in 5 weeks, both sides would be wise to drop this thing, IMHO, with no further damages. This is starting to look like the Jon Grunseth situation in Minnesota in 1990.

    Jon Grunseth was the GOP nominee for Governor in MN that year. He was accused of diddling with pre-teen girls at pool parties. The incumbent DFL Governor, Rudy Perpich, pushed this issue as far as he could push it, to the point where Jon Grunseth ended up dropping out.

    The guy who replaced Grunseth on the ballot ended up beating Perpich with only a week of campaigning. As a sign of how far the backlash went, that was the same election in which the late Paul Wellstone beat another incumbent Rudy. As a resident of neighboring South Dakota at the time, the media coverage and its associated backlash came very close to toppling my state’s incumbent GOP senator at the time, Larry Pressler.

    Everyone would be well advised to back off from this.

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