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Foley: I did nothing illegal, just 'stupid'



The Associated Press landed the first interview with former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley. And while he concedes his behavior was "extraordinarily stupid," he remains somewhat unwilling to accept full public scorn.

"I'm trying to find my way back," he said in his first public comments on the scandal since resigning from Congress in 2006. "There was never anywhere in those conversations where someone said, 'Stop,' or 'I'm not enjoying this,' or 'This is inappropriate' ... but again, I'm the adult here, I'm the congressman," Foley said. "The fact is I allowed it to happen. That's where my responsibility lies."

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[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:46pm]


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