Remember disgraced, inappropriate IM-sending Republican Congressman from Florida Mark Foley? He’s back on the scene! And where else would a scandalized formerly closeted politician with a penchant for young boys and a stint in rehab under his belt go? Uh der, to Hollywood of course. The Washington Post reports:
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.
Not only that, the whole scandal hasn’t deterred Foley from stepping out on the town with his cosmetic surgeon boyfriend Layne Nisenbaum:
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.”
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.”
The gays, so forgiving! And so artsy!