The Republican party has had to absorb some tough political blows. President Bush saw low approval ratings following Hurricane Katrina. His choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has come under criticism from some conservatives. And House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has recently been indicted on money laundering. How is the GOP reacting to recent troubles?
Ron Elving, NPR senior Washington editor
Matthew Continetti, reporter at The Weekly Standard
Rep. Jim Leach, (R-IA), congressman from Iowa's Second District
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), congressman from Georgia's Eighth District; member of the Republican Study Committee
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House minority leader