Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Say what? Hastert blames Democrats?

In attempt to CYA, House Speaker Denny Hastert aka "Fat Hastert" blames Democrats for leaking the e-mails that exposed former Republican Congressman Mark Foley as an alleged pedophile. Excuse me Mr. Speaker regardless of who leaked the e-mails you were either negligent or you attempted to cover up a growing scandal, either way you need to step down.

Pressure builds on Hastert

Associated Press
Posted Wednesday, October 04, 2006

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Dennis Hastert brushed aside resignation talk Tuesday, even as the Republicans’ No. 2 House leader contradicted him in the page scandal. President Bush gave Hastert a vote of confidence as the party struggled to contain pre-election fallout.

Hastert, a Plano Republican, said he wouldn’t resign as speaker, the top official in Congress and second in the line of succession to the presidency, in the controversy over Rep. Mark Foley’s salacious computer exchanges with former pages.

Foley resigned Friday.

“I’m not going to do that,” Hastert said when asked by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh whether he would resign.

Hastert sought to blame Democrats for leaking sexually explicit computer instant messages between Foley and former pages from 2003.

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Cartoon credit: Chris Britt-Springfield Journal Register

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