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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:11 AM
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Kolbe's parting gift to Dems
Kolbe warned Foley on 2000 about pages. 6years ago. As Soledad O'brian said on CNN, Floey, the gift that keeps on giving" (to Dems)
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:19 AM
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1. Jim Kolbe: Proof that one can be both gay and an elected Republican
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 08:49 AM by TechBear_Seattle
Then again, his Wikipedia article mentions that he was in the Congressional Page program during the 1958-1959 session which, if the neo-con supposition on how one becomes gay is true.... :rofl:

Interestingly enough, the Wikipedia says that he is NOT the first openly gay Republican to serve in Congress. That title goes to Steve Gunderson of Wisconsin, who served in the House from 1980 to 1996 (the same year, coincidentally, that Kolbe came out.) Gunderson was the one and only Republican to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act. Kolbe voted for DOMA, whereupon he was outed because of the hypocricy of his vote.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:46 AM
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2. Steve Gunderson was my congressman.
I said this elsewhere: if you can't be who you really are and run for public office or hold public office, where do the lies end and the truth begin? As Shakespeare wrote, "This above all: to thine own self be true,/And it must follow, as the night the day,/Thou cans't not be false to any man " (Hamlet ll.78-80).
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PsN2Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:27 AM
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3. This mornings Tucson paper
stressed how much interest Kolbe showed the pages. So my first thought about Kolbe's confrontation with Foley was Kolbe saying, "You better back off Foley or you'll blow it for all of us". (Pun intended)
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