Everything Quin Hillyer says is absolutely true — every word of it. However, since Dennis Hastert is my very large elephant, I have trouble finding a lot of fault with his actions over the last eight years. It has been a comfort to know that while the preening, prancing Republican Senators could not be counted on for anything of importance, at least the House was getting work done.
Now a couple of questions for Mr. Hillyer: Did the mainstream press carp at Tom Foley’s methods of getting his party’s agenda through? I don’t remember any of those hit pieces, do you? Wouldn’t it be nice if “our” pressies and commentators would go a little easier on Mr. Hastert? Why must Republicans eat their own?
I agree the Speaker over-reacted to the FBI search of Jefferson’s office, but that combined with many other attacks on Mr. Hastert, only points up his need for a vacation. Let’s give him a rest and go after the pols who really need a roughing up — the denizens of the Senate!p>You leave my Dennis alone, please.
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?