Sixteen-year-old Capitol Hill page concerned about E-mail exchange with Congressman
September 28, 2006
ABC News has gotten ahold of some very disturbing emails from Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fl) to a 16-year-old Capitol Hill page:
The concerned page alerted congressional staffers to the e-mails. In one e-mail, the page writes to a staffer, "Maybe it is just me being paranoid, but seriously. This freaked me out."[The Blotter]
Foley's office acknowledges that Foley wrote the e-mails to the page but says they were completely innocent and that Foley is only guilty of being overly friendly.
The e-mails were sent from Foley's personal AOL account. In one, Foley writes, "did you have fun at your conferenceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦what do you want for your birthday coming upÃ¢â‚¬Â¦what stuff do you like to do."
In another Foley writes, "how are you weathering the hurricaneÃ¢â‚¬Â¦are you safeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦send me an email pic of you as wellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦"
The page forwarded that e-mail to a congressional staffer saying it was "sick sick sick sick sick."