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Pen Pals

By Matthew Yglesias

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Why is Mark Foley sending emails from his personal address to a sixteen year-old former page asking the page to “send me an email pic of you as well”? According to Foley’s office, it’s because “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.” And I’m sure most former interns get personal, slang-laden emails from Rep. Foley to make sure that happens.

The ABC News item doesn’t mention it, but Foley is one of Washington’s “widely-rumored-to-be-gay” politicians, which provides the crucial context. Raw Story has the emails and will post them soon.

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