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GOP/SVU: Special Victims Unit

Bush with Foley: Write your own caption ...* Much as I tried to resist, I'm now tracking the Foley matter closely. We may wish the political ti

Bush and Foley

Bush with Foley: Write your own caption ...*

Much as I tried to resist, I'm now tracking the Foley matter closely. We may wish the political tides turned on the deceptions in Iraq, but this is the wave that has formed and is sweeping the ... well, enough with the metaphors.

As John notes below, another Republican has thrown The Coach overboard - but the big guns are speaking up for Denny. Could those kind words be the equivalent of the Cosa Nostra's 'kiss of death'? (More on the Mafia-like nature of the GOP's coordinated Hastert defense here, at "Surprised GOP Reacts -- Thought Child Molester Would Be 'Welcomed As Liberator.'")

Republican support among white evangelicals was already nosediving, according to a new poll - even before the Foley episode and subsequent cover-up scandal.

More on the evangelical vote here, in "Democrats' Letters to God ."

Expect new developments on the Foley front soon. Call it a hunch.

*Better yet, don't write your own caption. I've come to regret extending that invitation - really regret it ...

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