Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Hastert places clearing DeLay's name ahead of people's interest

In a Boston Globe story about the leadership struggle brewing within the Republican House caucus, I caught this interesting tidbit:

In addition, Hastert has scheduled the first House session of 2006 for Jan. 31 -- after a holiday break of more than a month, and two weeks after senators are due to return to Washington. The late start gives DeLay, a Texas Republican, a greater amount of time with which to dispose of the charges, as new leadership elections could not occur until the House is back in session.

So basically, Hastert is saying, "Let's take a longer vacation, and put off doing the people's business in Washington until Tom DeLay can clear his name."

How do you like those priorities?

(Of course, the longer the House stays out of session, the less they can help their big money donors.)


  • Hastert was Abramoff's bitch as well, this should suprise no one.

    It needs to be proven Hastert took bribes and then forcefully remove him immediately. Right alongside William Jefferson and other corrupt cronies... send anything you have....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:45 AM  

  • How about this from yesterday's WaPo:

    Last night, Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds (N.Y.), who has often been named as a possible challenger in a [House]majority leader's race [to replace DeLay], said he would not be leaving his post as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (Ill.) rushed out a note of thanks. "If there were to be a leadership race, Tom Reynolds would be considered a very serious contender," Hastert spokesman Ron Bonjean said. "However, he has chosen to be a team player, and the speaker greatly appreciates that."

    By Anonymous Mary, at 9:26 PM  

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