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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:39 PM
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WP > top GOP aide: Hastert out after November elections

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

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A senior party aide said House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who oversees the congressional intern program at the center of the scandal, could be forced out after the November 7 elections instead of immediately, as has been urged by some critics. Hastert has said he intends to stay on the job.

"Looks like right now he will keep his job for a maximum of one and one-half months," said a top party aide, adding that in the meantime Hastert may fire some staffers. Other aides said it remained unclear how long he would stay.

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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:40 PM
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1. More of the "Stay the Course"...until after the November Election.
As Kentuck said today: "our troops are dying for an election".
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:41 PM
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2. abc news just said that Bush called Hasturd the Future Speaker
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:46 PM
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6. Funny...
Yesterday in his press conference he refereed to Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker...
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Sagan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:42 PM
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3. what is his re-election race looking like?

Any chance he'll lose?
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:24 PM
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9. Laesh has closed within 10 points.
That's a BIG deal. Denny lost 10 points in 5 days. :bounce:
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:42 PM
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4. If the Dems take the House, it's pretty much a moot point after the
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 05:43 PM by pdxmom
elections. It'll be a lame duck Congress, with a lame duck Speaker...why go through the pangs of picking a new Speaker for the remaining couple of months. He'll hang in there at least until the new Congress convenes, IMO.

ETA - unless, of course, something really nasty comes out in this "investigation" by the ethics committee.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:42 PM
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5. An opening.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:58 PM
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7. Possibility is that he will keep his seat, but the Dems win the House
(I hope) ... if he isn't speaker, then they will have him step down (before being locked away for all the other stuff they find out about in Foley's e-mails) and I believe that they would be able to name his replacement ... with no input from the voters.

If the Repukes keep the House, moot point ... "Investigate? Investigate what? Foley resigned ... there's no there there ..."
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:13 PM
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8. ex-cellent, smithers...our plan to completely undermine ourselves....
...is going splennnndidly...


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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:25 PM
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10. BWAHAHAHAHA!
He SO reminds me of Darth Dickhead.
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