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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:08 PM
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Hastert’s ‘Strong Leadership’ Was Responsible For DeLay’s Resignation
Story, video at link:

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/10/08/lahood-hastert /


LaHood Falsely Claims Hastert’s ‘Strong Leadership’ Was Responsible For DeLay’s Resignation

In the latest false defense of Speaker Hastert, Rep. Ray LaHood (R-IL) said today on CBS’s Face the Nation that Hastert showed “strong leadership” in dealing with the Tom DeLay scandal. LaHood falsely claimed, “When Tom was having ethical problems, the speaker went to him and asked him to leave.” Watch it:

In reality, Hastert repeatedly defended DeLay’s ethical misconduct and attempted to shield him from any responsibility. Hastert replaced the Republican Chairman of the House ethics committee, Rep. Joel Hefley (R-CO), after the committee admonished DeLay. The House, under Hastert’s leadership, then passed a rule change that would have shielded DeLay from having to step down from his leadership post if he were indicted. The rule was later rescinded. DeLay resigned only after “a Texas grand jury indicted him and two associates on charges of conspiracy in fundraising.”

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LAHOOD: Look at, I give Speaker Hastert high marks for strong leadership. He took care of Tom DeLay, his best friend. When Tom was having ethical problems, the speaker went to him and asked him to leave.

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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:10 PM
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1. LMAO! Upcoming criminal trials are responsible for DeLay's resignation.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:11 PM
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2. I could have sworn it was the indictments.
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 04:15 PM by AtomicKitten
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:16 PM
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3. laHOOD should take a close look in a mirror. His lies will come back to
haunt him. But then, the GOPers were never close to truth and honesty. Integrity is something that they demanded of others, not themselves. laHOOD will be badly surprised in just four weeks.
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thepurpose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:17 PM
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4. This is why the Repubs kick our ass all the time. They just don't get a
good fuck what they say or do. No shame what so ever. Their low brow base eats this shit up, lick their lips and ask for more. The MSM is all too happy to let them on to spout crap like this, cause they are so liberal.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:21 PM
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5. The GodBlob made DeLay go away?
Yeah, right.
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:25 PM
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6. Look at your feet, LaHood!
The shoes are on the wrong foot. Hasturd was chosen because he was willing to front for string-puller DeLay.
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