Democrats have been happily opportunistic in their response to the story. Witness a press release sent out by the campaign of New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid, who is challenging Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., calling on Wilson to return $6,000 in "dirty money" given to her by Foley. Wilson reportedly will donate the Foley contributions to charity.
Still, the Dems' opportunism has been eclipsed by Hastert's sorry demeanor. At Monday's press conference, Hastert was defensive, when he should have been angry -- at Foley, and at himself for not doing more. He looked like a man who didn't want to know.