The gift that keeps on giving:
Republicans and conservatives have nothing to apologize for on Foley (so far). Unless they covered anything up, they handle the situation well.
And then there's the savage boot to the privates:
It is disturbingly difficult to straighten out the basics of who said and did what when. John Boehner, the majority leader, was saying late last week that he did not recall informing Mr. Hastert that there was a problem with Mr. Foley. Now he is insisting he did and trying to dump the mess in the speaker’s lap. Thomas Reynolds, the New York Republican who heads the National Republican Congressional Committee, insists he told Mr. Hastert this spring of his concerns about Mr. Foley. But Mr. Hastert says he does not recall being told.
There are more unanswered questions. When John Shimkus, the Illinois Republican who is chairman of the House Page Board, learned of the Foley problem, he informed the House clerk, but not the Democrat on the committee, or anyone in the Democratic leadership. It is unclear why he withheld the information. The pages’ well-being should have been his primary concern, not partisan politics.
When it comes to bitch-slapping Jonathan around the room, I believe the phrase we're looking for is "low-hanging fruit." As if I really needed to explain that.
OH, BOY. This is way too easy.