House Speaker Dennis Hastert must do the only right thing, and resign his speakership at once. Either he was grossly negligent for not taking the red flags fully into account and ordering a swift investigation, for not even remembering the order of events leading up to last week's revelations -- or he deliberately looked the other way in hopes that a brewing scandal would simply blow away. He gave phony answers Friday to the old and ever-relevant questions of what did he know and when did he know it? Mr. Hastert has forfeited the confidence of the public and his party, and he cannot preside over the necessary coming investigation, an investigation that must examine his own inept performance.Your Chicago Tribune's Swamp has reprinted the whole thing so you don't have to go to the Times' site.
UPDATE - If you're wondering what makes even those on the Right understand that Hastert is not the man for the job, the New York Times has your answer:
“Would have, could have, should have,” Mr. Hastert said, responding to questions about whether Republicans should have done more.Now that's leadership Republicans can be proud of!