To attempt to kill--successfully or not--the "Climate-gate" scandal with silence, without demonstrating that you are outraged by what is going on in the name of Science! is absolutely, positively going to leave your own credibility in ruins. All your talk of a "self-correcting enterprise", "peer review", "science proceeding by truth and not brass-knuckle politics" will be in tatters. And laughably so.
If science is truly the glorious, self-correcting enterprise you so triumphantly claim, then when it comes to stepping up and doing some correctin' of your errant peers, that time is now.