Hastert could cost Repubs 50 seats

This according to an internal Republican poll

Link via Andrew Sullivan who has been blogging eloquently on how the closet corrupts.

Sullivan also brings the startling news that the British Tory leader supports gay civil partnerships and sees global warming as a major problem we must face. Thus, a leading Brit conservative has views that would be considered progressive in the States, while it’s Tony Blair’s politics that are reactionary.