Taking A Leak On Dennis Hastert

Poor Denny Hastert. You can pity him or you can laugh at him (I choose the latter) but you can't blame any but him for his predicament.Seems Mr Hastert is upset about the FBI searching the office of a colleague involved in a bribery scandal. While it was heartwarming to see a Republican stand up for the rights of a Democrat, one has to wonder where he was when all the recent revelations about the NSA spy scandal were afoot.
Where was he? On the floor of the House belly up, surrendering all our Constitutional rights to unreasonable searches and seizures to the "Unitary Executive", a mythological creature created by the neocons in the Bush administration to pass more power to a man who deserves less power. Sorry, Mr. Hastert, but you are not part of that scam, so the protection they receive (under the guise of "national security") isn't extended to you. Little did you realize that when you were giving up our freedoms (to make us more free, if you can believe that), that you were included with us, not them.
So like all the defenders of the NSA program say, if you don't have anything to hide, then you have nothing to worry about (Big Brother is watching you!). As it turns out, maybe Mr. Hastert does have something to hide! (Whaddya know? A corrupt politician). It seems Mr Hastert is part of a wide-ranging corruption probe by the Justice Department related to the Abramoff scandal. Which was being kept on the qt, until Denny opened his big fat mouth (and it is big and fat) and complained about the FBI searching Rep. Jefferson's office. Then, it seems, Mr. Hastert was thrown to the lions (not really, just the corporate media)by somebody who leaked his name. The White House is, as usual, denying any involvement, much the same as they denied having any part in the leaking of Valerie Plame's name in retaliation for her husband pointing out the Niger Yellow Cake Uranium documents used by the Bush Administration were forgeries. If you believe that the White House wasn't involved, I have a '96 Buick that was only driven by a sweet old lady on weekends trips to the local Indian Casino I'd like to sell you. Because if you can't see a pattern of intimidation here, you probably won't notice the cigarettte burns in the back seat.


Omnipotent Poobah said...

Hell, I'd be upset too if my congressional office was filled with large denomiation bills and the FBI was breathing down my neck!

Denny, do the "smart" thing. Put them in the freezer at home. Must the Dems teach you everything?

That Damned Jezebel said...

I choose laughter. Laughing at his cries.

EmascuMan said...

I think all people deserve our unqualified empathy.

douglass said...


Since when did you convert to the dark side of mean spirits?

Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

The Honorable Mr. Hastert needs not a freezer; not with the plethora of chin-folds he has, each capable of hiding several thousands of dollars, and maybe even a Louisiana Democrat.

Hhana&Dhana said...

Hhana:The criminal mindset of the modern politician is prevalent in either party.
Dhana:This is what occurs when you let a political party become a brand name and not a force for social justice.

romunov said...

"...pointing out the Niger Yellow Cake Uranium documents used by the Bush Administration were forgeries."

If my memory serves me right, Wilson's op-ed stated only that he went to Niger and found no evidence that Saddam sought uranium.

glenda said...

Hasdturd has had it, the shit is hitting his personal fan. Now he wants to sue the network for maligning his alleged trove of gold dubloons?

The idea that House Speaker Denny Hasturd and others on the Republican side of the aisle would be more concerned about the removal of documents from an apparently crooked congressman's office than the fact that the guy is provably corrupt is outrageous. It makes me wonder exactly what it is THESE guys have to hide.

tp said...

Exactly, Glenda. Good point!

The uproar is pretty strange.

That Damned Jezebel said...

Douglass, have you returnbed to fight with me some more?? I kick ass you know.

That Damned Jezebel said...

Oh I typed that badly looks like I wrote a hybrid of return to bed.

I like the dark side anyway Douglass. Can we fight about Hegemoniacal Financial Pop Apacalyptica some more?

douglass said...


I feel emasculated by the swift and cunning victory you achieved in our last encounter.

And on your topic:

Nothing is more difficult than the art of maneuvering for advantageous positions. -- Sun Tzu

EmascuMan said...

Did somebody say emasculated?

Blake said...

I've been wondering where I could find a toilet around here.

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