But you know “The Coach,” a guy who doesn’t take a lot of advice. The moniker followed Hastert into politics after his earlier career as a high school wrestling coach. And true to his life on the mat, Hastert didn’t shy away from getting into it in New Hampshire. He body slammed Smith for his decision to briefly leave the Republican Party in an ill-advised presidential run in 2000. “I just think John Sununu is a strong, consistent Republican,” Hastert said.
Sununu is favored to win the Republican nomination and polls indicate he would be favored head to head against Shaheen. “It isn’t like Hastert is up there trying to bail out a losing candidate,” says a House leadership staffer. “Sununu has been a loyal soldier for us in the House. Hastert isn’t going to avoid getting into it just because some Senate feelings might get hurt. It’s the Republican senators that wanted Sununu to challenge Smith to begin with.”p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online