A student at the University of Michigan has told the Michigan Daily that former Rep. Mark Foley got his attention five years ago, when he was a page. Richard Nguyen, a first-year student at the university's Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, said he saw Foley make "inappropriate contact" with another page on the House floor, the Daily reports.
"I wasn't sure if it was a social norm I wasn't accustomed to," Nguyen told the Daily. "I mean, you see athletes patting each other's asses all the time on the field."
Well, people do say politics is a sport.
But Nguyen thinks of the page program as a learning experience, he told the Daily, and he wants it to be preserved. In that fight, he joins a University of Texas sophomore who has just launched a lobbying group that hopes to go to Washington speak on the program's behalf, the Daily Texan reports.