Former Florida congressman Mark Foley’s working the sympathy angle now, first telling the world he has an alcohol problem–world’s still divided on that–and today adding that as a youth he was molested by a Catholic priest. This bit the world seems more ready to believe. Whether being molested back then had much to do with his page hunting more recently is another question.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach blogger Bob Norman picks up the thread:
Once again, Foley is proving to be the Christian Right’s model gay man: A normal boy who was molested by a pervert, became gay, and ultimately became a pervert himself. . . .