Friday, October 06, 2006

Denny Hastert is stayin' on...

at least for now.
In an ugly strategic sense, this is very good news indeed.
It means that Speaker Hastert otherwise a fat crook who allegedly coddles pederasts, will become the poster boy for the GOP nigh these next four weeks.
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy as far as Humble Elias is concerned, isn't this the guy who preached ad nauseum to the nation about the primacy of personal responsibility?
Why doesn't he take a lesson from his own corpulent self and quit?
Nope no way, too much money and power on the line I guess.
Hastert's defiant decision to stay is another indication that the GOP's all powerful national machine has shot it's bolt. Normally in a scandal like this, Denny would've resigned days ago, hell the handover of power from Bob Livingston to Hastert back in 1999 was accomplished within hours.
The Roves and Norquists who do the strategic planning for the GOP seem to be way off their game this week.
Like I said, couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

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