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Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert Watch: Hastert on the Laura Ingraham Show

Update:

Fox News is reporting that a GOP pollster has reported to the GOP House Leadership that the continued presence of Speaker Hastert could mean a loss of up to 50 seats in the November election versus 20 seats if he leaves.

Speaker Hastert is to have a news conference soon.

Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is being interviewed by Laura Ingraham on her national radio show. Hastert states that the “buck stops here” on the Mark Foley sex scandal.

The Speaker should RESIGN.

Hastert’s responses are WEAK and PATHETIC.

He has cancelled all of his GOP fundraising for the next week.

New York Times: Hastert Tells Conservative He’ll Resign If It Helps GOP

House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., told a leading conservative Wednesday that he would resign as the top congressional leader if it would help the Republican Party stave off defeat in November.But conservative activist Paul Weyrich said Hastert has rejected calls for his resignation because he believes it would prompt “a feeding frenzy” that ultimately would lead to the downfall of other GOP leaders as well.

“He said if he thought that resigning would be helpful to the Republicans maintaining the majority, he would do it. But he did not think it would be helpful for Republicans,” Weyrich said in an interview after holding what he described as an emotional telephone conversation with Hastert, who is home in Illinois campaigning and trying to deal with the fallout from the Mark Foley scandal.

Hastert HAS to GO.

Will his help the GOP maintain the majorities in the House and Senate?

Doubtful…….look for a Democrat landslide in November.

American voters will punish Republicans for their abysmal handling of this matter.

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