Author: Henry

Dennis Hastert’s Comments Are Putting His Republican Leadership in a Disguise

Dennis Hastert's Comments Are Putting His Republican Leadership in a Disguise

Letters to the Editor: Kevin de León wants to serve his constituents. So why isn’t he resigning? I’ll tell you why: He wants to run for public office. When did the rules change so that a former state representative can run for public office when he’s already a public servant, and then have the public throw a tantrum and want to see him step down?

Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Monday April 22, 2009 @04:17PM from the don’t-use-words-that-have-a-c-in-them dept.

An anonymous reader writes “Just a few days after an FBI agent was found to have illegally accessed the e-mails of Congressional members, Congressman Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) is under fire for posting a comment on his Facebook page that read, ‘I hope everyone in this town gets what they deserve soon.’ His friends and colleagues are outraged and demanding Hastert resign from Congress, but the congressman is taking the high road by making clear his intentions to hold the rest of his term in office and not resign. However, Hastert’s comments have put his Republican leadership in an interesting position. At the same time Hastert is refusing to resign, his fellow Republicans are suggesting he step down, because they don’t want to rock their support for him. The question arises: Do Hastert’s comments warrant him stepping down? Or do they call for him to stay in Congress, but to do so as a private citizen? One thing is clear: Hastert just doesn’t know how to handle his constituents. It’s not a question of bad judgment. It’s a question of what public office he holds and what he holds public office to represent.”

Posted by samzenpiction on Sunday April 21, 2009 @08:19AM from the don’t-call-it-a-speech-just-a-letter dept.

Samzenpiction writes “I wonder if the Obama administration has any idea at all what it’s doing when it comes to communicating information on the Internet to a large audience of non-US citizens

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