"As an amateur internet-sociologist, I've always thought that cybersex can be a significant social phenomenon in the future, but I never would've guessed it could literally save the world."* glenn:
"And this new Blame Hastert strategy can't and won't work for an obvious reason -- because once Hastert is gone the spotlight on Boehner, Reynolds and the rest will intensify, and their conduct, as I indicated above, can withstand no more scrutiny than Hastert's, maybe even less.* ftr, BritHume's crew discussed whether Hastert would /should resign (answer: no) - and CNNI are running stories on whether Haster will go.
It is hard to avoid dreaming about what our country would be like today if the media had devoted even a small fraction of the diligence, scrutiny and adversarial passion to the events of the past five years as they are devoting to this story. But that is a topic for another day; for now, there is no reason to look gift horses in the mouth.
In terms of vulnerability levels of the three key GOP leaders here, I would rank them in this order, beginning with the most vulnerability: (1) Reynolds, (2) Boehner, (3) Hastert. Given the degree of trouble that Hastert faces, that gives a pretty clear picture of how much trouble the GOP faces."