“It's more sad than anything else, to see someone with such potential throw it all down the drain because of a sexual addiction.”
Tim Mahoney Mark Adam "Lucky" Foley (born September 8, 1954) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He served from 1995 until 2006, representing the 16th District of Florida ("The Fighting 16th") as a member of the Democratic Republican Party. A practicing Roman Catholic, his capture of the youth vote in the 1994 congressional election helped catapult him to a wild, crazy term in office.
edit Early years
Foley was born in Newton, Massachusetts's "Chestnut Hill" village. In 1973, he graduated from Lake Worth Community High School, where he was a star trumpet player in the band and tackle on the football team. Family members wishing to remain unnamed have stated that Foley had a peculiar habit in that he would only masturbate if the Disney Channel was on a TV in another room while Spanish soap operas were broadcast in his. He held down odd jobs in his early life, including a construction worker, a policeman, a cowboy, a biker, and an Indian chief cosplay greeter. After a brief stint atop the political rungs of Lake Worth as a Democrat, he switch-hit as a Republican and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1990. After a brief (not underpants as is commonly held), but ultimately fulfilling 1992 Senate term, he ran for, and was elected to, the US House of Representatives.
edit Congressional Accomplishments
Foley served in 2006 as the House deputy whip, often bending over backwards to help his party. Foley was a chief proponent of Child Pornography laws, and tasked the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, which he headed, with reviewing piles of child pornography in setting their guidelines. He made federal sex offender guidelines tighter, closing any loopholes he could get his hands on. He repeatedly backed the Boy Scouts of America in all of their congressional issue positions.
In October, 2006, Foley abruptly left his position in the House after becoming embroiled in a scandal over improper use of emoticons and other such IM-related issues.
edit Post-Congressional Career
After resigning from congress, Foley expressed interest in getting into local politics in Florida. In an October 15th interview with Tiger Beat Magazine, he stated that while he is a long shot, he thinks he can get a firm grasp on the electorate, come up from behind and cream his political opponents in the elections. Still, financial backers are hard to find, and he would be facing stiff opposition from the Democratic Party.
On October 19th, 2006, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il acknowledged that he was naked in saunas and went skinny-dipping with Mark Foley decades ago when the former congressman was a priest in Florida, but denied that the two would return to international nuclear talks.
edit Family Life
Foley has 7 children, 4 of which are African-American. His hispanic wife Carlita Rose (keep in my she did not decide to take his last name) had left him after Foley had finally realized that there was no way in hell that the African-American children were his. So Carlita left one day with all the four African-American children (Kunta Kinte, Gumbo Jim, Karl, Chewbacca) and took the underground railroad back to her homeland of México.
edit Interest Group Ratings
- YMCA: 82%
- NAMBLA: 13% (2005); 100% (2006)
- VillagePAC: 96%
- Congressional Page Campaign: 0%
- Thailand Tourism Group: 72%
- Roman Catholic Church: 67% (2004); 100% (2006)
- AEPAC (Adult Entertainment PAC): 100%
- Instant Messenger Programmers' Union: 90% (2002), 80% (2004), 100% (2006)
- Pediatric AIDS Foundation: 94%
- Larry Craig: 100%, or a 1 in a hole.