It keeps getting worse. While the initial instant-message exchanges between Mark Foley and House pages seemed to be limited to long-distance fantasies, ABC News has just posted a series of messages in which Foley seemed determined to turn a virtual affair into a real one.
Here's the back-and-forth, as reported by ABC's Brian Ross and Maddy Sauer:
Maf54: I miss you lots since san diego.
Teen: ya I cant wait til dc
Teen: did you pick a night for dinner
Maf54: not yet but likely Friday
Teen: ok ill plan for Friday then
Maf54: that will be fun.
As ABC says, the messages suggest that the teenage page was uncomfortable with Foley's approaches.
Maf54: I want to see you
Teen: Like I said not til feb then we will go to dinner
Maf54: and then what happens
Teen: we eat we drink who knows hang out late into the night
Teen: I dunno
Maf54: dunno what
Teen: hmmm I have the feeling that you are fishing here I'm not sure what I would be comfortable with well see.