Foley’s Folly

By now, you surely know that Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) has resigned in disgrace “amid reports that he had sent sexually explicit Internet messages to at least one underage male former page.”  But did you also know that Foley “was credited with writing the sexual-predator provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006?”

Such irony cries out for a limerick:

Foley’s Folly
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There once was a Congressman Foley,
Who acted all pious and holy.
Helping kids was his cause,
But he broke his own laws,
Sending sleaze through the net. Holy Moley!  

(My political verse is collected here.)
[tags]Mark Foley, Congressman Foley, House Page Scandal, House Pages, Explicit Internet Messages, Florida Election, Ethics Committee[/tags]

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