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I work in the same building as Congresscritter Jim Kolbe. You may have been following the story that he knew something about Mark Foley verbally diddling House pages as early as 6 years ago.

You might have been following it, but I haven't. I was aware of it, but I give it just about zero importance.

Anyway, there was a camera crew out in the parking lot yesterday, and they asked me "What do you think of this?" Which is, first of all, a stupid and pointless question. But I guess when you're fishing for "Clinton did it too!", or "The Republicans are just covering up for each other!", you have to troll with the widest net you can find.

The story is here. My quote is:

Others like Kyle Bennett still have questions.

"I don't know what to think. I don't know what was going through his mind. I don't know what he knew at the time. Sounds like to him, it was a rumor."

That's about what I remember saying, so no problem there (though I think I said "I don't know what was in his mind - an important connotative distinction, at least). There's simply no way to draw any meaningful conclusions from the available information, and besides, it's just congressmen, not anybody important.

My only complaint is the "still have questions" line. I don't have any questions. Just because there's something I don't know doesn't imply that it's something worth having questions about. I don't care one way or the other.

The story aired, with my 8 seconds of fame, on the Six O'Clock news. Sorry, the video is not available.

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