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The Denny Hastert Two-Step: Encore?

By Kevin Robinson in News on Oct 6, 2006 3:01PM

Dennis Hastert held his press conference in Batavia yesterday. Just as we suspected, rumors of his resignation were overblown. In fact, he even announced that after he wins reelection he plans to run for Speaker of the House. Again. Even John Kass saw this coming.

As part of his grand Mea Culpa, Hastert says that he has asked the House ethics committee to look into the matter. He also said he asked the Justice Department, the FBI, and the State of Florida to open criminal investigations, and perhaps taking a cue from the City of Chicago's own success in fighting scandal and corruption, has set up a tip line.

Making matters worse for Hastert and the rest of the get-along gang, is the recent revelation that all of this was leaked to the press by a longtime Republican Aide!

With the Hastert camp putting on their dancing shoes, Chicagoist thinks that all of this makes for a decidedly unpleasant situation for the Speaker and his friends. You gotta figure, when your official House of Representatives page is all about a scandal you don't want to be involved in, things aren't going well.