Saturday, October 21, 2006

Hastert's Congress: Incompetent, Lazy and Corrupt

In Rolling Stone's list of The 10 Worst Congressmen in The Worst Congress Ever, Denny "The Highway Robber" Hastert is the tops:
Hastert could well be the weakest House speaker in history. Tapped by Tom DeLay to serve as the mild-mannered frontman for the GOP leadership, the former wrestling coach ceded most of his power to the now-disgraced majority leader, allowing Republicans to treat the Capitol as their private piggy bank.

Last year, Hastert got in on the action himself, secretly inserting $207 million into the budget for the "Prairie Parkway" -- a highway that will speed development of 210 acres he owns in Illinois. Before the year was out, Hastert sold part of his land -- soon to be the site of a sprawling subdivision -- for a profit of $2 million.
Can you imagine getting such a terrible review from the same magazine that gave a steaming pile like "Steel Wheels" four stars?

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