There was something missing in the inept GOP reaction to the Foley mess. I didn’t realize what it was until I read National Review: righteous indignation. Instead they sniped and floundered:

“But there is no fixing that now, and only one option for the party going forward: to fight back, and fight back hard. No more defensiveness, no more mumbled explanations, no more apologies. This doesn’t mean Republicans should flail around with unproven theories of how Democrats have been pushing the story. Instead, it’s time for righteous indignation, one of the most powerful forces in politics when properly applied.”