Rahm Emanuel, Democratic congressman from Illinois, lied about having no "awareness" of the Foley scandal. Glenn Greenwald gets this exactly right
To compete with Republicans, Democrats need not only (be) political idealists, but also calculating strategists who are devoted to winning. That's fair enough. But they also need to enforce some (at least) minimal ethical standards if they are to avoid becoming indistinguishable from the rotted and corrupt GOP tyrants who were just so deservedly tossed out of power.
Emanuel's lying doesn't excuse the lying by Republicans on this issue, of course, but it certainly does tick me off.