People will forget about the Foley scandal by election time. Dennis Hastert will either step down or he won't, and, either way, he knew at least something about Foley's inappropriate e-mails a long time ago and did nothing. President Bush will be tarred a little bit more because of his support for Hastert, but none of this will affect the November election. So I predict.
Does anyone really believe that on Nov. 7 people will vote against Republican Mark Green in his quest for the governorship or U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) in his bid for re-election because U.S. Rep Mark Foley (R-Florida) is a pig? There are plenty of reasons to vote against either of those two, but Foley's problems aren't among them.
(Memo to Mark: Knock it off with those drinking / priest molestation excuses. They ain't helping and they ain't credible).
A lot can happen in a month to bury this story completely: North Korea could test its nuclear device; the Middle East could further deteriorate; the last strings holding Iraq together could break; the Packers could win another game. A month is a long, long, long time.