So Denny Hastert is going to "take responsibility" for Foley's bad behaviour.
Good for him
But there's one little thing: He's not stepping down. As the Post reports:
A House GOP official said that Hastert, fighting to save his job, will take responsibility for the unfolding scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., but will insist that he will stay on as leader of House Republicans at a news conference scheduled later in Batavia, Ill.
So, let's see--he stands up, mouths a few words, and presto! All fixed!
In a real government, people resonsible for things quit or are fired (except, of course, in Republican world, no one gets fired for doing something wrong. They get awarded Medals of Freedom).
It's such posturing--it's the meaningless acceptance of blame with zero consequences. Well done Republicans.