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CNN Evening News for Monday, Oct 09, 2006
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(Studio: John Roberts) The Republican effort to minimize the damage to the party before the elections from the Mark Foley page scandal examined; details given about what could happen in the November elections. [Republican strategist Charlie BLACK†- admits we have been thrown off message; states the Foley matter is not fatal; comments on Senator George Allen's race.] [Analyst Stu ROTHENBERG - outlines the Republicans' other problems; states the Democrats will have a chance if Republican voters do not come out.] [ Ronald KESSLER†- says a lot of this {scandal} is ephemeral.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Live interview held with "The Conservative Soul" author "Time" magazine's Andrew Sullivan about the political situation. [SULLIVAN - says the conservatives are mad at this Congress over several issues, including the war in Iraq; explains why the Foley scandal is infuriating since the Republicans play an anti-gay message while having closeted gays in Washington; outlines the problems for gays in the party these days; states the bottom line is that the Republican Party should have known about the Foley page problem with the "big guns" being absent.]

Roberts, John

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