Former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, a pariah with many in the GOP after he abruptly resigned in a 2006 Internet sex scandal, is slowly regaining acceptance with some local Republicans.
Foley spoke to a Palm Beach County Young Republicans meeting last week -- his first time headlining a GOP event since his resignation -- and on Tuesday he introduced new U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, at the grand opening of West's district office in West Palm Beach.
Why, again, was Foley forced to resign in disgrace just before the 2006 midterm elections? Read it and wince. Why Allen West, whom I admire greatly, would agree to be introduced by Foley is beyond me. Jim's theory is as good as anyone's, I suppose: "Did somebody make a bet about putting the most popular and least popular Republicans together at the same time?"