You know what? There’s something charming about Mark Foley continuing to pretend he’s not deader than dead politically. It’s charming seeing him tread into the most obvious jokes over and over. He just doesn’t care. Sure, he follows half-naked 15-year-old boys on Twitter. And still talks about admiring from a distance shirtless teenage boys fishing on a lake. And only attends “Young” Republican events, especially if they’re at some sort of gay cowboy bar. He is secure with who he is and also wants to discuss municipal bond proposals! Nice work. Go for it, Foley! Just, for future reference, try to make sure the most ridiculously pedophile-looking guy in the place isn’t the one talking to the AP cameras, okay?
Please don’t call it a “comeback.” Because that’s gross.
Foley has been reentering the public spotlight over the past year. He launched a talk radio show last year and flirted with a run for the nonpartisan mayor’s office in West Palm Beach. He also was on the host committee last year for a fund-raiser for Republican Sharon Merchant’s failed state Senate bid.
“A run for the nonpartisan mayor’s office”? Is that what they call skateboarders these days?