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10/03/2006 04:42 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Foley Watch - Special Afternoon Addition

All Foley, All The Time

Katharine Harris adds two cents.

Ben Stein calls Democrats hypocrites. "The Democrats, whose primary constituency, besides the teachers' unions, is homosexual men and lesbian women. I hope it won't come as a surprise to anyone that a big part of male homosexual behavior is interest in young boys."

The Coverup Continues. Republican leadership continue to keep the only Democrat on the Page board out of the loop.

Jeb Bush believes Florida voters will check box marked Foley.

Rush Limbaugh interviews Dennis Hastert and claims the Democrats and the Media knew about this way before the Republicans and together conspired to bring down Republican Party. Dennis 'the coverup' Hastert says, "This is a political issue in itself, too, and what we've tried to do as the Republican Party is make a better economy, protect this country against terrorism -- and we've worked at it ever since 9/11, worked with the president on it -- and there are some people that try to tear us down. We are the insulation to protect this country, and if they get to me it looks like they could affect our election as well." (check out Hunter on Hastert/Limbaugh)

Boehner also suggested email were withheld for Boehner also suggested that emails were withheld for political purposes. "Campaign opponents might have made sure the e-mails surfaced close to midterm
elections. "If this evidence was withheld for political purposes, one can only speculate as to how many additional children may have been endangered before this information was finally revealed." (via Petelit)

Josh Marshall wants to know if NRCC chief authorized a deal to try to stop the publication of Foley emails.

John Dickerson warns of turning Predatorgate into a homophobic witch hunt. But from what I can see so far all the homophobia is coming from Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and the Religious Right.

Morning Foley Watch.

- Stephen Elliott