House Speaker Dennis Hastert, under fire for his handling of the Foley page scandal, may have just one or two days to turn the affair around–or quiet it– or face being forced to step aside, say senior GOP House and party officials.Now look folks, there is no way this is going to get better or go away in 48 hours. However slanted the MSM might be they know a story that sells when they see one and with new revelations all the time this is one of those stories. The Republicans will try to mitigate this disaster by forcing Hastert and probably a few others to fall on the sword. It's the only way to salvage the votes of the homophobes on the religious right and yes even those soccer moms who just care about their kids. Bye Bye Denny.
"The next 24 to 48 hours will be critical for Hastert and the House leadership," said a Republican political strategist. He said that if the leadership can contain the issue fast, Hastert would not be in trouble. But there are indications that the affair will continue to expand as Democrats take advantage of the situation, possibly leading conservative Republican members to go public with their dissatisfaction with Hastert and demand his resignation.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Denny is toast!
In spite of the tough talk and luke warm support from Dubya Dennis Hastert is toast and will step aside in the next couple of days. US News says Hastert may have just days to save his job.