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Height of Hypocrisy

Rep. Mark Foley co-chaired the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children.

So it's particularly sickening that Foley suddenly resigned from the House today after details emerged that he'd kept up a highly questionable e-mail correspondence with a 16-year-old male page in his office, who dubbed the exchanges, "sick sick sick sick sick sick."

Talk about the height of hypocrisy.

Here are the emails.

And ABC News just released excerpts of instant messenges exchanged between Foley and another underage male page.

Foley asked the teen, "Do I make you a little horny?" When the kid responded, "a little," Foley wrote, "Cool."

Foley has been a leading proponent of cracking down on pedophiles. He should start with himself.

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