It's safe to say that Washington politicos are jittery tonight, shell-shocked from the revelations in the Mark Foley scandal that keep exploding all around them. The quiet gives them time to wonder: What will tomorrow bring?
For one, we're hearing that House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), who's been heaped with scorn
over the scandal, is planning a press conference in Chicago tomorrow morning. No word on what he'll say, although speculation abounds that he may announce he's quitting his leadership post -- either now or after the elections.
Numerous press accounts have hinted that lawmakers besides Foley have engaged in untoward behavior with pages; anybody ready to go to print with what they've got?
Finally, the House ethics committee is reconvening
tomorrow, in a special session to deal with the Foley mess. They're expected to approve an investigation of some sort. Folks from both sides of the aisle have called for a special prosecutor. Desperate to take some decisive action and quiet the angry criticism from within their own party, the GOP might encourage the committee to appoint one, rather than have the ethics panel investigate the matter on its own.Update
: Forgot to mention that at 2 p.m. Eastern, Washingtonpost.com will host a web discussion
with Bryce Chitwood (that's really his name!), president of the 2002-2003 class of House pages. So you too can find out what it's like to chat online with a former page.