Love Note or Not?

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Republican Congressman Mark Foley (pictured) may or may not have a crush on a 16-year old former congressional page. ABC News has obtained a string of emails in which Foley asks the former summer staffer what he wants for his birthday, what he likes to do, and requesting a picture.

Foley’s office insists there was no ill intent and that the photo request (sent from Foley’s personal email, no less) was meant to jog Foley’s memory before writing a recommendation. ABC News reports:

Foley’s office says it is their policy to keep pictures of former interns and anyone who may ask for a recommendation on file so they can remember them.

The page, however, didn’t work in Foley’s office, which insists this is just an ugly smear campaign.

Sure, it could be a smear campaign, but seems a bit queer to us. Though Foley may want to put this young boy thing behind him, his Democratic challenger is pushing for a probe. A deep, deep probe.