Up until Mark Foley's lawyer confirmed his sexual orientation at a press conference Tuesday, most stories about the boy-crazy ex-congressman described him as "single." But that wasn't exactly true. In fact, Foley has been involved for over 19 years with the same man, a well-known Palm Beach dermatologist and socialite named Layne Nisenbaum.
That's right: In addition to abusing his authority, torpedoing his party, and violating his constituents' trust, Foley made a fool out of his boyfriend.
A receptionist at Nisenbaum's office said he was not taking calls from the media, and referred Radar to Foley's attorney, David Roth, who did not reply to a message. But according to Bob Norman, a columnist for the New Times of Broward-Palm Beach, "It's common knowledge in Palm Beach political circles that Foley and Layne Nisenbaum have been long-term partners." Norman, who mentioned Nisenbaum on his blog several days ago, learned of the relationship in 2003, when he wrote an article officially outing Foley, who, until yesterday's announcement, had repeatedly refused to publicly acknowledge his lifestyle. More photos after the jump