Adding its voice to the groundswell of newspapers that are sharply criticizing House Speaker Dennis Hastert for his role in the Foley cover-up, the Baltimore Sun published a withering editorial this morning:
These evasions are most striking coming from House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who in a frantic attempt to save himself has faulted his staff, his lieutenants, the parents of a page who didn't want to go public and especially Democrats trying to oust the GOP majority in next month's elections . . .
So far, no one but a lowly aide has accepted responsibility for contributing to this imbroglio - claims to the contrary notwithstanding. With this quality of leadership on display, it's probably a good idea not to have young people observe it at close range.