Federal prosecutors in Arizona have opened a preliminary investigation into a camping trip that an Arizona lawmaker took with two former pages and others [including his sister] in 1996, according to a law enforcement official.
Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., took the former pages as well as staff members and National Park Service officials on a Fourth of July rafting trip in the Grand Canyon in 1996, his spokeswoman Korenna Cline said Friday.
An allegation related to the trip was given to the U.S. attorney’s office in Phoenix, but it was not immediately clear whether it concerned any contention of improper activity by Kolbe.
I thought Foley was a creep and well deserved to be booted, but there was still the question of what he did that was illegal or even (by MAL standards) inappropriate.
But with Kolbe, what exactly could the FBI be investigating? There’s no hint that the pages were under age, so even if Koble was having an orgy with them every single night, the FBI should be involved because …? Doesn’t the FBI need at least an alledged illegal act? Yet none is mentioned in the article and I can’t think of any plausible ones. Everyone interviewed for the article claims nothing at all inappropriate or sexual happened or could even possibly have happened (note that “others” included “then-deputy park superintendent and two rangers”).
The deeper issue is, are we seeing the engineering of a purge of all homosexuals from the GOP? Has the MAL decided that there’s no hope of winning votes on the issues so fear and polarization are the only options left for their continued political viability? Is the new Democratic Party motto “All your gay are belong to us?”.