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Mark Foley’s Emails Were 100X More Graphic Than Mark Sanford’s

When you put South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s sex scandal emails next to, say, Florida Rep. Mark Foley, they actually don’t sound that bad. This is bad for the gays, not just because it leaves the predatory congressmen on our side of the fence, but because … gays are supposed to be the creative species.

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  • galefan2004

    Feel free to claim Foley as one of ours although he tended to have a thing for younger boys, but I’m not going to welcome him to the fold anytime soon.

    On a side note, is Bill Maher sticking up for Sanford? That is a stretch.

  • Peter

    Hey!!!! It is not what he wrote; it is what he did; AND said about other men who strayed. And of course, he is one of the C Street beloveds. (They can do NO WRONG.)

  • galefan2004

    @Peter: Honestly, its that he said what he said about other men that gets to me. I could care less if he banged another woman. That is between him and his wife, but the fact that he used his position as a bully pulpit to Clinton just makes him look like a complete hypocrite, and that annoys me. I don’t understand why people need to judge infidelity when it has nothing to do with him. Sanford never made a life long commitment to me, so other than him being a hypocrite I have no real reason to dislike the guy ON THAT ISSUE.

  • Dabq

    Well, I would venture a guess that Sanford was being a “romantic” while Foley, who was a freak looking for a kid and hence not gay in my book even, if the kid was 17 almost 18, was trying to be young and hip to the point he was a fool.

  • AlwaysGay

    More anti-gay bigotry. Mark Foley was never involved with any page and they were all 16 and 17 years old, hardly little boys. Notice how the fat governor just laughed at the mention of Mark Foley’s name, he didn’t do that with Mark Sanford. He laughed because Mark Foley is gay. The whole segment was an enforcement of the heterosexual prejudice that gay equals funny and silly while heterosexual means serious and thoughtful.

  • ChristopherM

    Foley isn’t necessarily more explicit. Rather, Sanford knows it takes a hell of a lot more for strayt guys to get women to sleep with them.

  • Amygdala

    Foley seems to have been suffering from “Catholic priest syndrome” only with AOL Messenger in lieu of the Holy Spirit.

  • Jack

    I have to say…I’d rather have Foley’s direct approach than Sandford’s corny, cliched cheese-fest.

    Actually, no, I’d rather not receive dirty emails from either of those Rep. trolls…

  • alan brickman

    When is Bill Maher coming out already??…

  • ThatguyFromBoston

    The difference between Foleys texts and Sanford’s emails was the audience. Each was ‘appropriate’ for the intended. Teennage boys aren’t going to be wooed w/ sappy purple prose and Argentinian ladies aren’t much swayed when you tell them you’ve got wood.

  • NewYorkness


    I couldn’t stop laughing so hard! I love this show but somehow my DVR missed last week’s.

    This was awesome. Clearly, sweet talking a “chick” vs a “dude” are two different skills.

  • rick

    i am sooo glad i bought depends for when palin watching last election. i about pissed my pants laughing during that bit on friday.

  • rick

    the governor of montana is AWESOME. soil scientist, how cool is that?

  • rick

    @AlwaysGay: good grief! what an asshat you are.

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