Washington Times calls for Hastert's resignation

Reliable GOP ally the Washington Times is not impressed with Speaker Dennis Hastert's performance in the Foley scandal:

House Speaker Dennis Hastert must do the only right thing, and resign his speakership at once. Either he was grossly negligent for not taking the red flags fully into account and ordering a swift investigation, for not even remembering the order of events leading up to last week's revelations -- or he deliberately looked the other way in hopes that a brewing scandal would simply blow away. He gave phony answers Friday to the old and ever-relevant questions of what did he know and when did he know it? Mr. Hastert has forfeited the confidence of the public and his party, and he cannot preside over the necessary coming investigation, an investigation that must examine his own inept performance.
Indeed. The hat tip goes to dayvoe at Two Political Junkies, who rightly calls out the Wash Times on a glaring error. Responding to their assertion that this shouldn't be called a "Republican scandal," because Democrats have had their share of scandals, dayvoe notes that it's not "a 'Republican scandal' because Foley is a member of the GOP. No, it's a 'Republican scandal' because it looks like Speaker Hastert and the Republican house members worked to cover it up." Spot-on.

(Crossposted at AlterNet PEEK.)

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