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A Republican congressman knew of disgraced former representative Mark Foley’s inappropriate Internet exchanges as far back as 2000 and personally confronted Foley about his communications.

A spokeswoman for Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) confirmed yesterday that a former page showed the congressman Internet messages that had made the youth feel uncomfortable with the direction Foley (R-Fla.) was taking their e-mail relationship. . . .

The revelation pushes back by at least five years the date when a member of Congress has acknowledged learning of Foley’s behavior with former pages.

That’s not the other shoe dropping, that’s Imelda Marcos’ whole closet.

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