From the Washington Post, Orin Kerr notes:
If I understand the history correctly, in the late 1990s, the President was impeached for lying about a sexual affair by a House of Representatives led by a man who was also then hiding a sexual affair, who was supposed to be replaced by another Congressman who stepped down when forced to reveal that he too was having a sexual affair, which led to the election of a new Speaker of the House who now has been indicted for lying about payments covering up his sexual contact with a boy.
I don’t think the situation with the former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is as much a “gotcha” moment as it is just karma. Mr. Hastert, like all of his Republican colleagues at the time, was anti-gay and publicly prudish enough about the private activities of others such as the president that he could get up on his high horse and cast down judgment while firmly keeping the door on the closet locked. They might as well stood in the well of the House and said “If there’s anyone out there who knows anything about our past that might be embarrassing to me, now’s the time.”
Karma may not be instant, but it is inevitable, whether it’s in the form of Larry Flynt or just the passage of time.