None of the Republican leaders will answer any questions after they issue their statements: "I know Denny Hastert. I meet with him a lot. He is
October 2, 2006

BushsupportsHastert.jpg None of the Republican leaders will answer any questions after they issue their statements:

"I know Denny Hastert. I meet with him a lot. He is a father, teacher, coach who cares about the children of this country," Bush said. "I know that he wants all the facts to come out." Bush took no questions. And as he stepped toward his motorcade, the president ignored a shouted question directly asking whether Hastert should resign.

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Bush supports the guy who is supposed to protect the kids. He knew about Foley for a long time and did nothing. That's leadership! Remember Abu Ghraib? It was just a few lowly nobodies that went rogue on us.

Digby:

Dennis Hastert's office was warned that this was an issue. (According to this morning's interview on CNN, he was warned about it in the context of "campaign issues" which is telling in and of itself.) As the Speaker of the House, the buck stops with him. He can try to rationalize his behavior all he wants, but the fact is that he was told that there was suspicion that a congressman was preying on the teen aged congressional pages and he failed to ensure that it was fully investigated and dealt with. (He allowed the guy to continue to co-sponsor the child abduction and abuse legislation that was signed into law just last July.) Come on....read on

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