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Wow.



I'm old enough to have seen a few scandals. I've never seen anything move at the speed of Foleygate.

Moments ago on MSNBC's Scarborough Country, Lawrence O'Donnell -- Huffpo blogger, left-of-center pundit, producer of The West Wing -- hinted very broadly that this story is going to a new level over the next 24 hours, a level that he says will change the way we see the story, and be centered in the "velvet mafia" of gay Republican staffers.

Not only is Hastert done for, the entire Republican House is in a state of meltdown.

This is the blitzkrieg of scandals. It's almost scary. It never happens this fast.

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  1. Blogger cakreiz Says:

    Good grief, I thought the velvet mafia referred to the Catholic Church. Now I find out it's the family values GOP. What was I thinking?

  2. Blogger M. Takhallus. Says:

    Yeah, I wasn't too sure about that myself.

    O'Donnell was definitely giving the audience a big, significant wink, as in "I know something you don't know."

  3. Blogger Janet Says:

    You are having FUN, aren't you?

  4. Anonymous Damien Says:

    In that mildly sadistic version of fun we all experience from time to time, yes, some people are having fun with the whole Foley scandal.

    Give me a bag of popcorn and a front from spectators seat in congress and I'd gladly watch these guys throw each other in front of the proverbial bus to try and save their own skin. You have to admit that there is some appeal to watching corruption destroy itself...

    And before you say it, I'd be saying the same thing if this were a democratically controlled congress and a democratic scandal, it just happens to not be.

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