When John Fund starts saying things like this, GOP leaders had better listen:
GOP leaders ignore the anger building against their inaction at their peril. Maggie Gallagher, a conservative columnist, says it's true Democrats are engaged "in a transparently political and deeply despicable effort to confuse voters into believing that GOP leaders knew about and ignored sexually explicit emails." But she bluntly agrees that Democratic demagoguery is no excuse for the GOP failure to confront Mr. Foley. In her latest column, she called for accountability and for some of the responsible parties to resign "or come November, I vote to let the other side put their bums in charge."(From Opinion Journal's Political Diary, a subscription service that is well worth the $3.95 monthly fee.)
The housecleaning should begin with those members of Speaker Hastert's staff who failed to act effectively against Mr. Foley. Speaker Hastert himself needs to recognize political reality and begin making preparations to vacate his chair as Speaker in favor of another Republican -- that is, if the GOP still has the majority after November.