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Friday, October 13, 2006

Sounds like retribution to me

Tuesday, Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) added another nail in the Repugs' Foley coffin, stating that he reported "uncomfortable" Foley e-mails to pages five or six years ago to Foley's office and the House clerk. Three days later?
The U.S. attorney in Arizona has begun a preliminary inquiry into a 1996 camping trip that included Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Arizona, and two male former congressional pages, according to two federal law enforcement officials who are familiar with the issue.
The mob doesn't like snitches.

CNN is the source for both articles. Today's article includes this interesting paragraph:
Kolbe has served 22 years in the House and is retiring after this term. He is an openly gay Republican serving in the House. From 1996 to 2001, he served on the board that supervises the page program. Kolbe also served as a page for Sen. Barry Goldwater in the 1950s.
Tuesday's article also states that Kolbe is retiring, that he served on the page board, and that he was a page for Goldwater. It doesn't, however, mention that he is gay.

And if you're looking for a champion of twisted Repug logic, trying somehow to turn this stuff against Democrats, look no further than the absurd Colorado cartoonist Chuck Asay: