Thursday, December 31, 2009

Former Rep. Foley goes after "drunk" Baucus on Facebook

Posted By on Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Cat fight! Emily Miller from Politics Daily has an interesting follow-up on the Max Baucus "drunk" video. She notes that former Florida Rep. Mark Foley posted comments about Baucus on his Facebook page.

From Miller:

On Sunday night, Foley posted the Baucus video on his Facebook wall along with the comment: "breathalyser for members of congress." Five minutes later, Foley posted to his wall: "This is the senator that hired his staffer and then took her on trips...and divorced his wife....and they had me run out of town"


By Tuesday, Foley (that's his Facebook photo above) apologized and said his post was inappropriate. But Miller notes that Foley's new note misspelled Baucus as "Bacchus."

Writes Miller:

"It is unclear whether or not Foley, who himself went to rehab for alcoholism, deliberately misspelled the senator's name, Baucus, as Bacchus, which was the Roman god of wine."

Miller followed up with Foley via email to ask if he thought Baucus had a drinking problem, in which the former representative (who, by the way, stepped down in the wake of a sex scandal) offered this odd answer: "I am in no position to judge the senators [sic] drinking habits, but it is clearly not advisable to take to the Senate floor for a major debate on health policy if you have been consuming alcoholic beverages to the degree it impairs your speech..."

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