OK, enough. Hastert has to go NOW.
[UPDATE: It looks like Denny’s whining about liberals being out to get him won’t fly; ABC’s Brian Ross says his sources for the story were Republicans, lolololol. ]
Look at the kind, caring man Chimpy referred to as “father, teacher, coach who cares about the children of this country” — and who was on Rush Limbaugh today. It sounds more like Denny Hastert wants to take a bat to the kneecaps of victimized teenage pages for ruining his party.
SPEAKER HASTERT: There were two pieces of paper out there, one that we knew about and we acted on; one that happened in 2003 we didn’t know about, but somebody had it, and, you know, they’re trying — and they drop it the last day of the session, you know, before we adjourn on an election year. Now, we took care of Mr. Foley. We found out about it, asked him to resign. He did resign. He’s gone. We asked for an investigation. We’ve done that. We’re trying to build better protections for these page programs.
But, you know, this is a political issue in itself, too, and what we’ve tried to do as the Republican Party is make a better economy, protect this country against terrorism — and we’ve worked at it ever since 9/11, worked with the president on it — and there are some people that try to tear us down. We are the insulation to protect this country, and if they get to me it looks like they could affect our election as well.
Wouldn’t the real problem be that you and your colleagues slapped the wrist of a sexual predator and let him continue using the Congressional pages as a dating/virtual sex pool? It’s not the other party’s fault that GOP leadership knew about Foley’s behavior back in 2001 and didn’t bother to let any Dems know.
What, pray tell, about the children, Mr. “father, teacher, coach?” No, it’s all about you and your friends and ass-covering, not about the children. Parents put their trust in you that their kids would get experience on the Hill learning about government, not to become victims of a man who stopped floor votes to stroke his pole during cybersex and invited minors to consume liquor at his pad.
Jeebus H. Christ. The mask has dropped, and the craven nature of these amoral thugs has been fully exposed. Even the bad spin is beyond belief.