Denny Hastert's spinal transplant takes!
I'd like to take credit for original thinking here, but this thought from Red State:
A Republican is finally standing up for something and it turns out it is to obstruct the investigation of a Democrat with $90,000 in slush funds stuffed in his freezer.
And this also from Red State:
Note to Denny Hastert: When Nancy Pelosi stakes out a position, you run the other way quickly. You do not issue a joint statement agreeing with her.
Had this been a raid on Tom DeLay's office, Pelosi would be dancing in the aisles of Congress.
If Speaker Hastert's stated position remains the position of the Republican majority, the Republican majority will be one step closer to disaster in November. Yes, it IS that big a deal.And so the Republican leadership is firmly in defense of a guy who ordered the National Guard to rescue him instead of his constituents when Katrina hit.
As Glenn Reynolds writes :" Could Al Qaeda have slipped mind-altering drugs into the DC water supply? What's gotten into these people? Or has some sort of deal been cut? Whatever it is, I don't think I like it."