Thursday, May 25, 2006

What is Hastert Thinking?

Why is Dennis Hastert openly opposing the FBI, when in fact, the G-Men are doing their job?

Congressman William Jefferson (D-LA) apparently took a $100,000 bribe and stashed it away in his freezer in his Congressional office. (It’s not only hard cash, it’s cold cash—cold hard cash that is illegal and this guy has been repeatedly subpoenaed and refuses to respond.)

So let me get this right. Are Congressional members above the law?

Nancy Pelosi wants this crook to submit his immediate resignation from the Ways and Means Committee. And Hastert is out in front of the microphones going to bat for this guy? Huh?

She should call for his immediate resignation as House member. Hastert should do likewise.

What kind of message is Hastert sending to a voting public that already hates Congress? And, in particular, a voting public that is pissed off at Republicans?

Meanwhile, Hastert himself may be in a heap of trouble, stemming from his close ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, based on information from convicted lobbyists now cooperating with the government according to ABC News.

Hastert denies it, but between 2001 and 2004, Hastert collected more than $100,000 in donations from Abramoff’s firm and tribal clients.

More cold cash Dennis?