Monday, October 02, 2006

You're Doing a Heck of a Job, Denny!


Thanks Talking Points Memo

UPDATE: Via TPMmuckraker:
[M]embers from both parties are suggesting Hastert and House Majority Leader John Boehner quit. ***

Rep. Christopher Shays (R., Conn.) said any leader who had been aware of Mr. Foley’s behavior and failed to take action should step down. 'If they knew or should have known the extent of this problem, they should not serve in leadership,' he said over the weekend.

In the talk shows today others chimed in on this theme too. Sen. Mike DeWine and Rep. Sherrod Brown, in a Meet the Press interview on their Ohio Senate race, couched their language carefully, but they said if anyone in the House leadership knew of the emails and failed to act they should resign. Seeming to refer to Mr. Hastert, Mr. Brown said anyone who knew about the emails but failed to act jeopardized the safety of House pages and forfeited the public trust.
(WSJ's Washington Wire)
Will some enterprising local scribe ask congressional candidate Peter Roskam if he agrees that Denny Hastert should resign if he was aware of Mark Foley’s behavior and failed to take sufficient action to protect the children involved?

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