Daily Archives: November 15, 2007

Well look what the cat dragged in.

“Occasionally we wonder where they are now, disgraced or ousted members of Congress who have disappeared – or not – from the scene. In this week’s installment of our new feature “Where Are They Now” we first look at former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), who will forever be remembered for his tawdry instant messages to teenage male House pages.”

Boy Howdy Will He EVAH!

“Foley has been paying visits recently to Beverly Hills, where he was spotted just last weekend. We figure he may be looking for a job in Hollywood. Because in addition to his cringingly ironic role as chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, Foley – until he resigned on Sept. 29, 2006 – also served as head of the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus. In that role, he cultivated lots of contacts in Hollywood.”

Like THIS dude?

“Foley and his close associates won’t say what jobs Foley is contemplating until the former congressman can be sure he’s cleared of any criminal liability. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is still investigating charges that Foley sent electronic messages to pages while he was in Pensacola. The Justice Department investigation has fizzled out, though it technically remains open.
We’re told Foley is quietly plotting a comeback in some form, political or not. “He’s talking about how to re-emerge publicly after the investigation is over,” a source close to Foley tells the Sleuth.”

Comeback! “Oh how I hate that word! It’s a RETURN!”

“The same source says Foley sometimes stays with one of his sisters who lives in the LA area. And in Palm Beach, Foley and his longtime partner, a dermatologist, go to dinner parties where old friends “seem to be welcoming [Foley] back into the fold.”
After he was nabbed in the page scandal, the last straw that cost House Republicans their majority, Foley came out of the closet as a gay man. He and his partner, Layne Nisenbaum – who, as you can see here,
specializes in cosmetic surgery – live in Palm Beach in a nice house on the Intercoastal Waterway. (Foley sold his house on Capitol Hill but still owns beachfront property in St. Lucie County, Fla.)”

Palm Beach? Does Stephen Sondheim know about this?

How about Bob Allen?

“No word on whether Foley is continuing his treatment for sexual addiction and alcoholism. After he was busted sending inappropriate emails to teenage pages, he checked himself into a luxurious rehab in Arizona.”

Now he and Lindsay Lohan are like that !

Foley and Nisenbaum are such a fixture on the Palm Beach social scene that, according to the Palm Beach Post an upcoming art fair in West Palm Beach is being promoted with “Warholized” portraits of “well-known locals, including Palm Beach dermatologist and former U.S. Congressman Mark Foley’s partner, Layne Nisenbaum.”

Yes folks, now fessing up formally to the fact that he has a “partner,” the Mark Foley Comeback is in full swing.

And made for television.

In fact, in light of the demand for “Reality” shows because of the ongoing Writer’s Strike, some smart exec should think of reviving
“The Comeback Story” A shot-lived item from the 1953-1954 season this little cathode ray zicron put once-famous celebrities who had “fallen on hard times” before the camera to tell their stories (as tearfully as possible.) For their lacrymose efforts said celebs would be rewarded with a new dress, a nice dinner and an agent with the promise of “a contract” to do something or other to revive their careers.

The show’s very first episode featured Billie Holliday, offering a much-cleaned-up rendition of what she had been through — and would continue to go through once she left the studio.

A show like this would be perfect for Mark and Layne. Especially when it gets to the part where Layne recounts how he “forgave” Mark for catting around with underage boys.

And if he’s got a halfway decent singing voice, perchance Layne could let loose with this Billie classic:

“I’m a fool to want you
I’m a fool to want you
To want a love that cant be true
A love thats there for others too

I’m a fool to hold you
Such a fool to hold you
To seek a kiss not mine alone
To share a kiss that devil has known

Time and time again I said I’d leave you
Time and time again I went away
But then would come the time when I would need you
And once again these words I had to say

Take me back, I love you
Pity me, I need you
I know its wrong, it must be wrong
But right or wrong I can’t get along

Without you.”

Of course that’s no guarantee Mark won’t be back to his old tricks soon. So he could finish with this Curiosity Killed The Cat classic —
an ideal lure for gettig in the pants of teenage pages:

“Sensitive child
keep running wild in a confined space
You’re not to blame ’cause you’re not the same
get on the case.
Crazy sheep
you are the odd one out
Crazy sheep
let them know what you’re all about.
Misfit
freak that’s on the street
Well I can see the sorrow in your eyes.
How long
how low
how high can you go?
There’ll be a bind for every kind
you’ll see.

Sensitive child
your threat is so mild
it worries me.
Build yourself some protection to avoid the injection
Then you can be happy.
Crazy sheep
you’re the odd one out
Crazy sheep
let them know what you’re all about.
Misfit
freak that’s on the street
Now I can see the sorrow in your eyes. . . .
How long, how low
how high can you go?
There’ll be a bind for every kind
you’ll see.
Set your mode to emotion
your secret potion
Designed to satisfy your soul
And underneath your broken dreams
you need to satisfy your soul.
Misfit
freak that’s on the street
Now I can see the sorrow in your eyes. . . .
Too fat
too thin
you lose or you win
This may come as some surprise.
Too tall
too short
too loose or too taut
There’ll be a bind for every kind.
Misfit
freak that’s on the street
Now I can see the sorrow in your eyes. . . .
Too fat
too thin
you lose or you win
You’re got to satisfy your soul
And underneath your broken dreams
you need to satisfy your soul.”

Yes, it’s a RETURN alright.