J. Dennis Hastert, whose reputation is in almost as much danger as Foley's, announced the Republican's strategy to waylay the Democrats through an official on Thursday. The AP wrote that the "official said that Hastert will try to draw a contrast with Democrats in past scandals."
Other Republicans, like Rush Limbaugh, are crying that this is another Paul Wellstone memorial, and that Democrats are taking things too far. Rush may have his own private reasons for being an apologist for sexual predators, but how do Democrats have the power to say or do anything to Foley that pushes the limits of what he deserves?
I find it inconceivable that after hiding Foley's secrets for three years to protect their power in Congress, Republicans are giving this revelation neither the pause nor consideration it is due. They are working so feverishly to turn Foley's actions and the Republican cover-up into a political liability for the Democrats that they haven't even considered the troubling consequences of their insatiable lust for power.