House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) was scheduled to be interviewed tonight by Chicago radio host John Williams. His previous radio appearances had been exclusively with conservative sympathizers like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Williams is a moderate who planned to ask tough questions.Denny seems bound and determined to ignore the First Rule of Holes.
But Hastert never showed.
This evening, National Review’s Kathryn Jean-Lopez published this face-saving post at The Corner:A top source in the speaker’s office tells me: “We never booked WGN. Am not aware of a call.”But according to the show’s producer Matt Bubala, who spoke to ThinkProgress tonight, the interview was very much scheduled, and Hastert staffers apparently were not telling the truth about why Hastert bailed on the show. ***
Bubula said the statement by the anonymous Hastert staff was a "flat out lie."
I'll miss him.