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Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert Watch: President Bush – DON”T RESIGN, Mr. Speaker

Fox News: Bush Backs Hastert Investigation of Foley Online Messages With Male Page

Using the words “disgusted,” “disappointed” and “dismayed” to describe his reaction to reports that former Rep. Mark Foley exchanged inappropriate e-mails with a congressional page, Bush stood by the speaker as he launches a probe of the matter.

“I know Denny Hastert. I meet with him a lot. He is a father, teacher, coach; he cares about the children of this country. I know that he wants all the facts to come out,” Bush said. “I’m confident he will provide whatever leadership he can to law enforcement in this investigation … This investigation should be thorough and any violation of the law should be prosecuted.”

The president’s support came after a newspaper editorial board and a leading conservative critic called on Hastert to resign from his leadership post over his handling of the Foley matter.

Hastert’s spokesman said Tuesday the speaker is going nowhere.

“The speaker has and will lead the Republican conference to another majority in the 110th Congress,” Hastert spokesman Ron Bonjean said.

The Speaker and the President just don’t GET IT.

American voters will punish the GOP unless there is a quick adjudication of this matter.

The Speaker has been GROSSLY NEGLIGENT in his duties.

Flap agrees with Richard Viguerie:

Added Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com: “Anyone who covers up such behavior should have the full wrath of the authorities and of the public fall upon them as they are the enablers who made it possible.

“This isn’t an isolated situation. It is only the most recent example of Republican House leaders doing whatever it takes to hold onto power. If it means spending billions of taxpayers’ dollars on questionable projects, they’ll do it. If it means covering up the most despicable actions of a colleague, they’ll do it,” Viguerie said in a statement.

Allah has Hastert’s intransigence and obstinance on the Rush Limbaugh show here.

Hugh Hewitt and La Shawn both have it WRONG (La Shawn only partly). Sorry, but, Positive Spin-doctoring just does NOT cut it.

Captain Ed has it partly RIGHT.

Hastert and his leadership team MUST resign or the voters WILL PUNISH the GOP in the coming elections.

The choice is clear…….

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