Kolbe Out

Jim KolbeLast Wednesday, I remarked to a colleague that perhaps the Foley scandal had something to do with Congressman Jim Kolbe’s decision not to seek reelection. Today, the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post both remarked on what Jim Kolbe knew and when he knew it.

My speculation had been that Kolbe, our own gay Republican, may have been involved at some degree in the matter and knew that this might surface in the upcoming elections. He chose to leave office in an effort to avoid the potential revelation.

Now media sources are claiming that Kolbe was indeed involved in counseling Foley and mediating with pages.

Is there more to this? I don’t know but it is clear that the scandal will widen.


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