· The House ethics committee investigating the Mark Foley cover-up will not produce a report until after the elections. "The lack of a report leaves voters to sort through conflicting Republican accounts in deciding whether GOP leaders failed to protect teenagers in their care."
· WaPo says House Republicans have already tossed in the towel and are playing the blame game. "House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's future is in doubt even if the Republicans retain control of the House because of unease among GOP lawmakers about his handling of the Foley page scandal and what a House ethics committee investigation might conclude about him." LOL. If they really want to point fingers, just look down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House ... as well as their own unquestioned loyalty to the man who lives there.
· New Haven: A coalition of Latino clergymen known for their fierce opposition to gay rights is supporting Sen. Joseph Lieberman's re-election campaign. The group said the senator’s opposition to gay marriage contributed to their endorsing him: “We will not support a candidate that will go against the values of the traditional family as we know it and the Bible teaches us.” (via Pam Spaulding)
· It's unanimous. Rumsfeld must go. Editorials in the Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times, and Marine Corps Times: “It is one thing for the majority of Americans to think Rumsfeld has failed. But when the nation’s current military leaders start to break publicly with their defense secretary, then it is clear that he is losing control of the institution he ostensibly leads.”