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September 05, 2003

Foley's Out

By Byron LaMasters

Mark Foley is out of the race for U.S. Senate from Florida. Via Political Wire. And who called it back in May?

Mark Foley has a choice to make. He can come out, continue his Senate campaign, and we'll witness a holy war in the Florida Republican primary next year, or he can come out, see the writing on the wall, and just run for re-election to the House, where his south Florida constituents don't care too much about what he does in private. Or, Foley can continue to say that his private life is his own business, and continue to get hounded by the media on a daily basis. Or, Foley can flat out deny that he's gay - something that would look quite foolish after Thursday's news conference. Needless to say, I wouldn't want to be in his position right now. Thank god I never will be. Democrats don't hate gay people.

Mark Foley is a closet-case gay Republican. I don't claim to know for certain, but the evidence is there. Foley has managed to save face by claiming that he needs to care for his father with cancer:

U.S. Rep. Mark Foley is ending his dream of becoming Florida's next U.S. senator.

His father has cancer and Foley, choking back tears, said Thursday night, “He's always been there for me and I have to be there for him.”

In an emotional interview with The Palm Beach Post, Foley, his voice quavering, talked about the the intensity of a statewide race, the demands on his time and the enormous need he feels to help his father, Ed, and mother, Frances, both in their 80s and in poor health.

Certainly, I respect anyone who gives up their time, money, ambition, etc. to care for their parents. If my parents were sick or dying, I'd gladly make sacrifices to help care for them. But that's not the point. It's a cover. I mean, you don't go out, raise millions of dollars in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a senator, then just give up. And even his parents asked him to stay in the race. Personally, I think that the guy has realized that gay people can't win a Republican primary. It just won't happen. Especially in a statewide race. I could be wrong, but I smell a cover-up. Anyone else have any thoughts?

Posted by Byron LaMasters at September 5, 2003 12:54 PM | TrackBack


Hate wins out yet again. Its sad really.

And no I don't agree with you that being a Homosexual automatically means you can't win a Republican primary in a statewide election.

Lindsay Graham being gay is about the worst kept secret in Washington. Jim Kolbe, the only person in Congress I have worked for, routinely trounces opponents in an up for grabs district.

You just can't win when the surrounding forces use hateful tactics to trash you.

And its certainly not limited to the GOP. Look at Mike Taylor, a Republican for Senate in Montana, who was forced to quit the race when the Democrats ran a gay baiting commercial on TV.

Hate like this transcends all politics.

Posted by: Josh at September 5, 2003 10:09 PM

I was going to bring up Montana. Some Democrats hate gays also.

Posted by: AC at September 6, 2003 09:35 AM
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