Thanks For Covering Hastert's Ass, WaPo!
Because they sure wouldn't want to endanger Denny Hastert's control of the House, the Washington Post has helpfully deleted the information about Hastert saying he was "taking care of" the Foley situation way back in the spring.
The original story went like this:
House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) told The Washington Post last night that he had learned this spring of some "contact" between Foley and a 16-year-old page. Boehner said he told House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), and that Hastert assured him "we're taking care of it." It was not immediately clear what actions Hastert took.Now the Hastert quote is gone, and this sentence has been added: "Boehner later contacted The Post and said he could not remember whether he talked to Hastert." Well played, Washington Post! Your gentleman editors shan't be forgotten come Christmastime!
Washington Post Changes Boehner Quote on Foley [Daily Kos]
Rep. Foley Quits In Page Scandal [Washington Post]