Was this a liberal hit job?

Yes, you read that right: the Democrats. It’s of course clear that Foley, a Republican representative from Florida, resigned for good cause. We don’t defend him or his inexcusable behavior — good riddance.

But it didn’t take long at all after Foley’s resignation for the Democrats to call for an investigation of the entire Republican leadership in the House, charging that GOP stalwarts knew early on that Foley, as they like to say in the rehab business, had a “problem.”

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We have a lot more questions about this whole affair. The timing of the revelations, as we noted, couldn’t be more propitious for the Democrats. Turns out both the Democrats and several newspapers seem to have known about Foley’s problem as far back as November, according to research by several enterprising blogs.

Democrats accuse Republicans of knowing about Foley’s conversations and not doing anything about it. Several news organizations, including local Florida newspapers, knew about Foley’s dirty messages but did nothing about it. Why? Because it wasn’t deemed newsworthy at the time. Yet, for some reason it is newsworthy 6 weeks before an important election.

IBD asks the questions that the MSM should be getting answered:

Why didn’t they come forward then? Who dredged up these e-mails — and why did they hold them until now? This reeks of political trickery.

Indeed.