If Hastert resigns, then the republicans will be part of a blood bath by election day. They might just lose every seat in the house to folks who SUPPORT what Foley did, but won't say so now.
These things don't blow accidentally just 30 days before an election.
The danger of keeping things in the closet is that enemies can simply wait until a time advantageous to them to release this info. National security cannot afford homosexuals with top secret security clearances.
Hastert was negligent: he knew about it and didn't innoculate the party by bringing it into the open earlier. Nonetheless, Foley will not be treated like the Mass Dem congressman who KEPT his teenage page.
One thing for democrats: at least they fight back in politics. Maybe not in world terrorism, but they don't lay down for people politically.
How do you know Tony wrote the editorial?