Richard, what will it take to convince you that Mark Foley is well within the range of a deranged pedophile, deserving of the full scorn he is now receiving?
How about if I told you that while awaiting a vote on funding for the Iraq war, he had IM sex with yet another teen?
Maf54: ok..i better go vote..did you know you would have this effect on me
Teen: lol I guessed
Teen: ya go vote…I don't want to keep you from doing our job
Maf54: can I have a good kiss goodnight
Or that he later invited the teen over to his Capitol Hill house for drinks?
Teen: are you going to be in town over the veterans day weekend
Maf54: I may be now that your coming
Maf54: who you coming to visit
Teen: haha good stuff
Teen: umm no one really
Maf54: we will be adjourned ny then
Teen: oh good
Maf54: then we can have a few drinks
Teen: yes yes ;-)
Maf54: your not old enough to drink
Teen: that's not what my ID says
Teen: I probably shouldn't be telling you that huh
Maf54: we may need to drink at my house so we don't get busted
And that he reportedly met one of these pages in San Diego and had plans to see him again?
Or these email exchanges with another former page, which make the Starr report seem mild?
So forgive me if I don't agree with your statement that "it appears that Foley took great care to keep himself apart from his demons." Au contraire.