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Sometimes I Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes An Allman

10/11/2006 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Now that Mark Foley's found "one way out" of Congress -- by allegedly sending salacious messages to teenage pages -- maybe he can get one of his old jobs back, as a ramblin' man for the Allman Brothers Band.

It turns out that Foley, the disgraced former congressman from Florida, once served as an "honorary" gear-hauler for the perpetually on-tour Allman Brothers in the early 90s, when he was a state senator in Florida. Foley described the experience in an interview as "wild" and "crazy."

What's more, that particular job helped him become buddies with late Rep. Sonny Bono and led to his taking over the House's Entertainment Task Force after Bono's death. Foley was friends with Allman drummer Butch Trucks, and, in his former job as a realtor, once sold a house to former Allman guitarist Dickey Betts. He ended up meeting Cher and then Sonny through Cher's ex-husband Gregg Allman.

But his showbiz-fixation didn't stop there. Foley also copped in a 1999 interview with E! Online to being an avid lover of such high-brow fare as "Ally McBeal," "Melrose Place," and especially of actress Heather Locklear. He was not so much a fan of Julia Roberts in "Mary Reilly," to whom he passed a card at the premiere of "Runaway Bride" in Hollywood.

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joe robb    

when he e-mailed "do I make you horny" I almost threw up .Seriously-look at him.This pompous ass is so disqusting that I cant imagine a monkey wanting him sexually.Today they decided that nobody gets punished over this weather they knew about it or not.I can only imagine that they will want political favor when THEY get caught with thier hands in the cookie jar-or wearever else they have thier hands.republican or democrat-it dosn't matter-they are elected officials.Wont raise the minimum wage but they are lining up for thier annual pay raise.All polititions are in bed with Satan.Why else would you spend untold millions to get a job that pays less than $200,000 a year.Public servants my ass!

2789 days ago
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NY    

The Republicans are such hypocrites! They are so anti-gay and yet they have these creeps messing with kids right in their own backyard.

2848 days ago
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ROBIN    

Saying all republicans are hypocrites is like saying democrats are an asset to the free world! Grow up!

2848 days ago
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NY    

Why, all dem's are an asset to the free world. Whatever are you talking about?

2848 days ago
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lili    

no, it's true...REPUBLICANS ARE ALL THE SECRET PEDOPHILES, GAYS, PERVERTED SICKOS.

Platform to reel in white trash: FAMILY VALUES
Reality behind closed doors: pedophiles, gays, secret black daughters (thurmond)

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!

2848 days ago
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lili    

why do you think that entire republican congress covered up for him???!!! They are doing the same thing, and DO NOT HAVE "FAMILY VALUES!"

THE SOONER YOU REALIZE THIS, THE BETTER OFF TRIALER PARK, MIDWEST AMERICA WILL BE!

Wake up America....Republicans ARE Homosexual loving, abortion practicing, illicit sex-loving Americans!!

2848 days ago
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sam    

It's about being a pedophile. Not weather or not he's Rep or Dem although that's not the take the politicians will give it. You can hate Bush or Clinton, have at it. But let's focus on the true issue. Pedophiles should not hold position of power, especially when adolescents are involved.

2848 days ago
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ROBIN    

The majority of you sound like total idiots, angry and so uneducated! This isn't about being republican or democrat...it's about a very sick man that needs to be convicted and locked away. AND, to say that ALL republicans are sickos is just so silly and stupid...that's like saying all democrats are sickos...wait maybe that is true! Loving being REPUBLICAN!

2848 days ago
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Jennifer Scott    

I just find it simply amazing that he is just now being really called out for what he's done, I find myself wondering how many of those poor kids he talked into having sex with him that we don't know about. Doesn't matter to me if it's a republican or a democrat, attempting to lure children for sex or whatever is just sick & wrong. Why we don't have tougher laws for child predators is beyond me. Personally I think they should never be let lose in public again, I do not believe in reformation I think once a child predator always as child predator. Sickening.

2848 days ago
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The Truth    

PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE... Whatever your party is.

2848 days ago
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kdez    

It seems like sexual deviancy should be manifested in both parties equally, but there is something about the self-righteous hypocrisy of right-wing Republicans that seems to draw them in somehow:

Republican Commissioner (of Richland County, Ohio ) David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Republican Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

Republican Committeeman John R. Curtain was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth anti-abortion activist who gained fame during the Schiavo media-circus, was convicted of two charges of raping a child in 2002 .

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

Republican pastor Mike Hintz,a First Assembly of God youth pastor whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer was charged with molesting his 9-year old step-daughter after including her in an anti-Gore television commercial.

Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter, the Susan Smith who drowned her adorable two sons "in cold blood" in a South Carolina lake in 1995.

Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline was placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography.

Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.

Republican Tennessee State Representative, Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was found guilty of molesting a 15-year old girl at the home for troubled girls that he ran.

Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.
Republican candidate Richard Gardner,a Nevada State Representative, admitted to molesting his two daughters.

Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner had been convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl. when the Republican Party, knowing of these crimes, put him on the ballot.

Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.With his political career over, he went to work in the hard-core pornography industry for Platinum X Pictures, owned by his daughter, porn starlet Jewel De'Nyle (Stephany Schwarz).

Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall,director of Faith & Family Alliance, (a Christian Coalition spin off), former student of Pat Robertson's Regent University, member of Ralph Reed's inner circle who funneled money to from lobbyist Jack Abramoff to Reed, was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.
See LiberalsLikeChrist.Org/about/RalphReedGQ.html

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2848 days ago
12.

Heart    

Quit telling the truth and grow up! Gah, I mean how did you draw the conclusion that a man whose party says being gay is an abomination, then looks the other way while he talks nasty to little boys is "hypocritical"? That is so...er, out there. Or something. Look! Gay people are trying to get married, y'all!

2848 days ago
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Heart    

The fact is, he abused his position and several of his fellow party members knew and ignored it or tried a little and let it go so that their party didn't lose a seat. It's what our country has become folks. Politics is a business, and one without ethics it would seem. Money, not ideals, runs Washington and that's a fact.

2848 days ago
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becky    

This is not a gay issue. The perversion you speak of is pedophilia, period!

2848 days ago
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Lou    

You bigmouthed republican lemmings were all over Clinton and tried to impeach the man for what he did with a consenting adult. Now the egg is BIGTIME all over your faces for: Foley's repeated inappropriate communications with MINOR boys, and for the republicans COVER UP of that fact, for several years. Two wrongs do not make a right, but Foley's actions and the subsequent cover-up(s) just fall in line with all the lies and cover-ups GW Bushboy has laid on all of us.

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