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"Inside the mind of Mark Foley" debuts

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NORTH PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - He resigned amidst a congressional page scandal. Now, Former Congressman Mark Foley says no topic is off-limits when it comes to his new radio show.

That show debuted Tuesday night on WSVU 960 AM.

"I think how close lobbyist are to elected officials, and how lobbyists can kill bills." That's just one of many inside scoops on Washington Foley plans on sharing on his new radio show "Inside the Mind of Mark Foley". Foley says he might shock you in his new radio show.

But why does he craves the spotlight now -- three years after quitting Congress amid allegations of sending suggestive messages to pages? "Because I see serious issues facing this country - issues like health care. We've seen the heated debates play out all over the country."

Foley talks healthcare in his one-hour taped show. "Why not let group pool of buyers, that are members of cost, co-buy across state lines. Lets talk about preventative health care and save money on front end."

Foley tackles race in America. "I would love to talk to Jimmy Carter about why, he thinks, we are racist. I don't think so. Oprah is top talk show host. Obama won on merits not on skin color."

Perhaps the most anticipated topic: Foley's resignation. "It was the most difficult decision but easiest. It was my fault. I took responsibility and did not want to embarrass my constituents further."

Foley says the show is fun and not work. He's in the real estate business now. And on his future in politics, "No politcal plans. That's the speculation. That I am trying to resurrect my political career."

Foley, a Republican says, don't expect ultra-conservative banter. His goal is to spark conversation. "Take it or leave it, I'm going on-air, but there is an on and off switch, and if they don't like me, then why would they listen?"

The radio show is taped now, but Foley's goal is to take it live if the show is popular enough for more episodes.

The show airs again Saturday at 11 a.m. on WSVU 960 AM.

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