Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Dennis Hastert: Self-Foot Shooting Extraordinaire


By Kanrei

Speaker of the House Dennis "Jabba" Hastert gave an interview to Rush Limbaugh on his radio program yesterday. The transcript of the interview is readily available at his site, but I would never send anyone to that hell hole. I took the hit so you don’t have to and here is what I found.

CONTINUED IN LEMMING POLITICS

10 comments:

missouri-lisa said...

Hastert is going down.

RexZeitgiest said...

Love coach Hastert, good guy, honest man.....

Kan, you sure are able to sniff out 'liars' on the right pretty quick...Does that extend to the left as well?


This is my take on Hastert; He is an extremely busy man, not only does he have to run the House, but he is also a congressman with a district to take care of.....From the first set of emails (the ones hastert saw) I think a verbal warning and admonishen were suffecient....If it is proven he saw the second set and sat on it, things change....


No one wants to beleive that their freind and fellow congressman is a possible pedophile.......And he may have looked into Foleys eyes and wanted to beleive the lies that Foley told him.....Foley worked almost exclusively on children protection laws, HE LIED TO EVERYONE.....most likely even to himself.....


The left, Pelosi and Reid, are like hyenas at a kill, trying to rip off as much flesh as possible before the bones are dry of meat......I am glad they took 5 minutes out of their 'protect terrorist phone rights day' to hypocritically run Hastert up the flag pole......


I got to tell you, Pelosi and Reids laughable hit job on Hastert makes me sick......foley is the one that deserves the shame..

Remember Nancy Pelosi stood by the sickest freak in congressional history, Gary Condit, who had multiple affairs with staffers and intern, both male and female....And who most likely had Chandra Levy killed....

Pelosi needs to shut the hell up and go after a real criminal...the guy that botched her plastic surgery.....

Kanrei said...

I will not argue with anything you said Rex. I do not think he is a pedophile. I think he was lonely and it is natural to be attracted to those you work with. These were not kids, but were 16 and 17 years old. The problem is in the cover-up more than the act. In that regard, Hastert has more guilt than Foley.

RexZeitgiest said...

Wed Oct 04 2006 20:32:06 ET

A posting on ABCNEWS.COM of an unredacted instant message sessions between Rep. Mark Foley and a former congressional page has exposed the identity of the now 21 year-old accuser.

The website PASSIONATE AMERICA detailed the startling exposure late Wednesday.

ABCNEWS said in a statement: "We go to great lengths to prevent the names of alleged sex crime victims from being revealed. On Friday there was a very brief technical glitch on our site which was overridden immediately. It is possible that during that very brief interval a screen name could have been captured. Reviews of the site since then show no unredacted screen names."

SEX CHAT WAS WITH 18 YEAR OLD

On Tuesday ABC news released a high-impact instant message exchange between Foley and, as ABC explained, a young man "under the age of 18."

ABC headlined the story: "New Foley Instant Messages; Had Internet Sex While Awaiting House Vote"

But upon reviewing the records, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, the young man was in fact over the age of 18 at the time of the exchange.

A network source explains, messages with the young man and disgraced former Congressman Foley took place before and after the 18th birthday.

RexZeitgiest said...

Just off the 'wire'

Kanrei said...

I saw "SEX CHAT WAS WITH 18 YEAR OLD". The issue there was it was while he was voting.

RexZeitgiest said...

I am not in any way defending Foley.......But Hastert is different, there is no proof that he ever saw that second set of emails until Friday....and lots of evidence he did not...

'IF' Hastert knew about the second set prior to when he has said, my opinion changes greatly.....

missouri-lisa said...

Some have stated that this time next week, Hastert will not longer have a job.

RexZeitgiest said...

XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU OCT 5 2006 2:53:48 ET XXXXX

CLAIM: FILTHY FOLEY ONLINE MESSAGES WERE PAGE PRANK GONE AWRY
**World Exclusive**
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

According to two people close to former congressional page Jordan Edmund, the now famous lurid AOL Instant Message exchanges that led to the resignation of Mark Foley were part of an online prank that by mistake got into the hands of enemy political operatives, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.

According to one Oklahoma source who knows the former page very well, Edmund, a conservative Republican, goaded an unwitting Foley to type embarrassing comments that were then shared with a small group of young Hill politicos. The prank went awry when the saved IM sessions got into the hands of political operatives favorable to Democrats.

The primary source, an ally of Edmund, adamantly proclaims that the former page is not a homosexual. The prank scenario was confirmed by a second associate of Edmund. Both are fearful that their political careers will be affected if they are publicly brought into the investigation.

The prank scenario only applies to the Edmund IM sessions and does not necessarily apply to any other exchanges between the former congressman and others.

The news come on the heels that Edmund has hired former Timothy McVeigh attorney, Stephen Jones

Gal said...

Hastert is going down.

Given the nature of this scandal, the meaning of that line could be easily misconstrued.

The news come on the heels that Edmund has hired former Timothy McVeigh attorney, Stephen Jones.

I saw an interview with Jones on CNN yesterday. Although he would not confirm that his client had written the IMs in question (the authenticity of the IMs is being verified), he did say that his client was not involved in any prank with regard to this matter. If that's the case, then Drudge has circulated another false story like the one he perpertrated about Kerry having an affair with some young woman.