Paul: You’re enormously overheated on the Hastert issue. There’s no proof — even alleged — that Hastert knew about “attempted pedophilia.” Why the panic?
The 527 Media have made this a story, and people who keep going on it are playing into their hands. Booting Hastert now does the same, and corrects nothing. Part of leadership is taking the heat. And part of campaigning is keeping your head when your adversary wants you to lose it. You may not believe that dumping Hastert — before any proof of culpability — would help the Dems. But that doesn’t prove it false.