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Bush Digs Hastert

George W. Bush just lent his support to House Speaker Denny Hastert, saying he's a father and cares about children. Yeah, but too bad Hastert cared about the GOP power base a little more.

This L.A. Times story was linked below by a commenter. It paints a picture of Foley as one skeezy, creepy mf-er. Somebody make sure Brian E. Crowley reads it. The commenter is right, by the way: Why is the Post and Sentinel getting spanked (and not in the way Foley likes) on this story so soundly?

Alongside the story, this poll question is asked:

As the Foley scandal reverberates on Capitol Hill, do you think House Speaker Dennis Hastert should resign?

- Yes. He can't credibly lead an investigation that will inevitably look into his own inaction. - Yes. He should have resigned a long time ago, but not over Foley. - Maybe. It depends on how much he knew. - No. He didn't act because there was no conclusive evidence of misconduct by Foley until ABC News' report.

The overwhelming results so far after the jump.

As the Foley scandal reverberates on Capitol Hill, do you think House Speaker Dennis Hastert should resign?

73.8% Yes. He can't credibly lead an investigation that will inevitably look into his own inaction.

9.7% Yes. He should have resigned a long time ago, but not over Foley.

11.2% Maybe. It depends on how much he knew.

5.3% No. He didn't act because there was no conclusive evidence of misconduct by Foley until ABC News' report.

2731 total responses

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