So Mark Foley has gone into rehab.
He's the congressman who got in trouble for writing dubious emails to young male pages.
He's also the congressman who sponsored legislation cracking down on people who do things like that.
So he quit the Congress, and now says he has an alcohol problem.
I have the impression that for celebrities going into rehab is a good way to keep from going to jail. The public furor dies down because now the celebrity is a victim of addiction, rather than simply a bad actor. I'm not saying he's not a drinker. I bet he is.
Boozer or user,
Playing the victimized loser for a while,
Is better than standing trial.