October 8, 2006

Readers think Hastert should step down

In a vastly unscientific poll of TID readers, most think Hastert should step down as Speaker of the House.

19 readers voted yes
9 no,
and 3 were looking out for Denny and want him to go on a diet before his face swallows itself.

Hastert has clearly decided to stick it out and issue the patently ridiculous counter charge that this was all some plot by the media, Democrats, George Soros, and Mickey Mouse, apparently.

Hastert is holding tough, and short of any further revelations (and some expect at least one more) Hastert appears to be staying put.

A new poll asks you your opinion on Democratic fortunes in the mid-term elections.


At 10/09/2006 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure Denny must go but don't step down let the voters do it next month, maybe a union carpenter who served in Iraq can help the House!

At 10/09/2006 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always been a vocal critic of Hastert, but I'm dissapointed that Hastert will most likely resign becuase of this.

If the accusations by other GOP leaders are true, it is very concerning, but he's misrepresented the "home" part of the 14th, much less this part of the state, the bastard child in the gerrymandered mess the district has become.

He's been a pawn for arguably the better part of his early political career, and one of his biggest accomplishements, the four-lane highway in development between I-80 and I-88, was laid out in part as petty revenge against those who opposed a Nascar track in 10 years ago (the one that was talked about in Joslin, I believe, the one that was built eventually in Joliet). I read a report that he and business partners even profited from land deals related to the highway.

At 10/15/2006 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes anon 10:48 I believe you have nailed the info that was half mentioned in today's paper.

Denny has made himself a millionaire by his "service" in Congress or rather his "self-service" in Congress. There was some mention of his becoming rich over a land deal with ties to legislative action. Hmmmm.

Why isn't this a bigger news story??


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