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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:20 PM
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Hastert Post Seen in Jeopardy
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected by many Republicans to step aside as the GOP's leader if Democrats win big in next week's election. He may be on his way out even if the GOP emerges with a narrow majority.

The No. 2 House Republican, Majority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, is looking very much like a candidate to fill Hastert's shoes even though some Republicans appear to be agitating for fresh faces all around, win or lose.

There's lots of grumbling among Republican insiders over real and imagined leadership lapses. Not the least of those is the way Hastert's office handled - mishandled, some critics say - the Mark Foley page scandal.

Earlier episodes, including changing House rules two years ago to protect former Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, in case he got indicted, helped breed the unhappiness. Interviews with current and former congressional aides, GOP lobbyists and strategists reveal surprisingly widespread discontent with Hastert, suggesting a demoralizing election could cement calls within GOP ranks for new leadership.

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http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/bw-elect/2006...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:22 PM
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1. There are no "imagined leadership lapses"..
You can't make this shit up..I don't care what the butterqueen says.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:42 PM
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2. Its more in jeopardy at home
John is picking up steam he been covered by all major news outlets in Chicago
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:23 PM
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3. understatement!
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:25 PM
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4. Hopefully, the voters will decide
Hopefully, the voters in Hastert's and Boehner's disticts will tell them to step aside.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:33 PM
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5. Both Hastert and Bonerman are gone if pubbies lose, imo.
The pubbies will be looking for more than one scapegoat and the current leadership will fill the bill. Any chance Bonerman will lose his seat?
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:53 PM
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6. I thought he was a crook w/ his land deal nt
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:02 PM
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7. When he goes to jail on the land deal, he can be speaker
of the JRC.. (Jailed Republican Caucus)
:rofl:
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:22 PM
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8. "I'll take 'disgraced House Speakers' for $200, Alex"
:popcorn:

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