- He knew about the ethical problems of Congressman Mark Foley and did the absolute least he could do about it, allowing the problem to continue and to metastasize (not to mention to continue to let Foley run loose).
- In the #2 leadership position in the party, he presided over a massive electoral failure for his party.
- This failure was at least in part due to his doing nothing about number 1 and standing by while corruption ran rampant in his party and its leadership.
What is it with Republicans? Corruption, scandal, failure, all on broad, national scales and they get promoted? Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.