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May 25, 2006

Quote of the Day

“Taking on your base is a risky game on the best of days, and these are not the best of days for the GOP.”

-Jim Geraghty on the incomprehensible defense by Dennis Hastert of William Jefferson.

Posted by Karol at 05:23 PM |
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Bush got elected twice taking on his base. The real issue is that Congress is more concerned with the procedure than the substance – that an elected official was caught on tape taking a bribe.
As usual, the priorities are out of touch.

Posted by: New York Hotlist at May 25, 2006 at 8:43 pm

Given the rumors that hastert himself may be under investigation by the feds, his defense may not be so inexplicable.

Posted by: not dawn summers at May 25, 2006 at 10:28 pm

Well, I thought about that. Could there be a more obvious way for him to draw attention to himself that a weirdass move like this?

Posted by: Karol at May 26, 2006 at 1:19 am

Either Hastert’s got stuff to worry about in his own papers, or he went back for seconds when the AMA offered free lobotomies for members of the Republican Congressional Caucus.

Posted by: Mark Poling at May 26, 2006 at 10:05 am
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