Mark Foley weighs in on Romney videos

And he would know about embarrassing leaks

Topics: Mitt Romney, Florida, 47 percent, Mark Foley, 2012 Elections, ,

Mark Foley weighs in on Romney videos Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla. (Credit: Wikipedia)

Disgraced former congressman Mark Foley has some advice for Mitt Romney, in the wake of the secretly recorded “47 percent” videos. “You always have to assume, and I know this better than anyone, that anything you do in public life will catch up with you,” Foley told WPTV.

He added that he doesn’t think Romney will sue, even if the recordings turn out to have been illegal. ”The damage has been done,” Foley said.

Foley, of course, resigned his House seat in 2006, amid a scandal over some sexually explicit instant messages between Foley and male congressional pages.

In recent years he’s popped up as a radio talk show host, historical furniture salesman and, most recently, speaker at a meeting of the Palm Beach County Young Republicans.



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    Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters about the secretly taped video from one of his campaign fundraising events in Costa Mesa, Calif., Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

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    Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., greets supporters during a campaign stop, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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    President Barack Obama walks to the podium before speaking at a campaign event at Schiller Park Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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    Mitt Romney addresses the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

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    President Barack Obama boards Air Force One, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Ohio.

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Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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