Fox News Host Brit Hume, October 1, 2006: "It is very serious misbehavior on the part of Congressman Foley, whether it stems from arrogance or just weakness of the human flesh is another question. It's probably worth noting that there's a difference between the two parties on these issues. Inappropriate behavior towards subordinates didn't cost Gerry Studds his Democratic seat in Massachussetts, nor Barney Frank his. Nor did inappropriate behavior toward a subordinate even cost Bill Clinton his standing within the Democratic Party, even though indirectly he was impeached for it. Mark Foley found out about this, was found out to have done this, and he's out of office and in total disgrace in his party."
Fox News Host John Gibson, September 30, 2006: "Steve, are you saying that since there are a couple of Democrats who've admitted to more or less the same thing that Foley should've stayed on the ballot? Foley should've run?"
Republican Congressman Mark Foley, September 12, 1998: "It's vile," said Rep. Mark Foley, R-West Palm Beach (referring to President Bill Clinton). "It's more sad than anything else, to see someone with such potential throw it all down the drain because of a sexual addiction."