Whoa, gents. What did you want Hastert to do? Turn the whole thing over to Barney Frank? Apologize, with quivering lip, as Lil’ Billy would’ve? He did what he had to do: take responsibility, order up a slew of investigations, and not commit ritual seppuku to please ABC news. I have no real desire to see Hastert continue as speaker, except if the choice is him or Pelosi.
If we’re going to throw Hastert to the media sharks, we’re nuts. If we do that, he’ll be followed by every other Republican leader. On the other hand, we should rid ourselves of him for the right reasons.
I’ve sat there listening to Hastert explain why earmarks and pork-barrelling are the way Congress shows its constituents it’s working for them. I’m sick of him and all who sail with him. By all means, let’s get someone in that job who can actually cut government spending. But let’s not throw our lot in with the 527 Media who want to blow this whole election.
The Republicans don’t deserve to win. But we don’t deserve what will happen if they lose.
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?