MAHER: “Frank Rich wrote about this a couple of weeks ago. He said, yes we’ve heard about Mark Foley…but he said, that’s just the beginning of it. A lot of the chiefs of staff, the people who really run the underpinnings of the Republican party, are gay. I don’t want to mention names but I will Friday night.
KING: You will Friday night?
MAHER: There’s a couple people everybody in Washington knows, who run the Republican party
KING: You will name them?
MAHER: I wouldn’t be the first. I’d get sued if I was the first, but…you know, Ken Mehlman, okay there’s one I think people have talked about. I don’t think he’s denied it when people have suggested it (actually, he has). He doesn’t say…
KING: Ken Mehlman? I’ve never heard that. But the question is…
MAHER: Maybe you don’t go to the same bathhouse I do Larry.
KING: Why would someone who is gay take public anti-gay positions? Why would you do that?
MAHER: Because Larry, hating yourself is the greatest love of all.