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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:12 PM
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Breaking Hastert resignation official tonight
Source: Daily Kos

Denny Has Left the Building!

The Daily Herald and the Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune have both reported within the hour that former Speaker Denny Hastert will resign effective 10:59 pm tonight, Monday November 26...

...Offering no explanation in his letter to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Rep. Hastert did state his desire to "minimize inconvenience to the voters and expense to the counties in the 14th..."

..."The special elections could cost taxpayers in the 14th Congressional District more than $1 million, according to election officials from Kane and other counties in the district."


Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/11/26/193847/74



Buh Bye!
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:13 PM
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1. Gosh, I wonder which lobbying firm is going to win his loyalty? nt
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:16 PM
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3. Hopefully the Lobying firm called Prison....he has a lot of legal
problems.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:32 PM
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17. A happy thought, but I'll have to wait and see. nt
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:37 PM
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21. I know...but the good news is...another Rethuglican punk going
down....along with Trent Lott....it's good news.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:41 PM
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23. Yep, down into the grease trap for another one.
:hi:
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 07:18 AM
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38. Lovely idea but I doubt it
I'm starting to despair that this gang of thugs will ever face justice.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 02:54 AM
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36. His son Joshua is a lobbyist
I figure he'll hook up with his son.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 05:25 AM
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37. Oh and check it out, Trent Lott's son is a lobbyist too.
Name's Chester Trent Lott, Jr.

Hmmm. I wonder if there's anything in the new rules about members of congress having immediate family in the lobbying business.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:14 PM
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2. Na na na na, Na na na na...........
;) :toast: :beer: :bounce:
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:20 PM
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8. hey - hey.. goodbye
:hi:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:17 PM
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4. Don't let the door hit ya where natural selection split ya
:hi: :woohoo: :hi: :woohoo: :hi:

SEE YA!!

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:17 PM
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5. Slam, bamm.....the sound of the door hitting him in his fat ass.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:18 PM
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6. Hastert, Lott...is this Larry Flynt's doing? And who's next? n/t
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:21 PM
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11. If it's Lott, I wanna know what Flynt's got.
Gay closeted senators who have been arrested are staying.

Diaper-wearing fetishist senators are staying.

What on God's earth could be so bad that a Republican senator would LEAVE?
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:35 PM
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19. Rrrrriiing. Mr Lott, a Larry Flynt on line one......
He said something like, a picture of you in bed with Strom Thurmond's corpse. With his voice, I couldn't really make it out clearly.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:52 PM
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24. That is a damn good point. n/t
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:18 PM
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7. Channeling my best Tony Soprano accent ........ see ya aroun' ya fa' fuck.
Who fukkin' needs ya?
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:20 PM
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9. Getting out before the restrictions on lobbying kicks in
dennis and trent
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:20 PM
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10. Is this news? He already announced this some time ago.
He spoke to the House already at least a week ago.

G'bye and good riddance, anyway.
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:27 PM
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13. The LBN is that it is effective tonight. n/t
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:21 PM
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12. So he's generously sparing the voters the "inconvenience" of an actual election to replace him?...
Is Gov. Blagojevich a Republican, by any chance? That would mean a Repub appointment to replace Big Denny.

Just asking.

Hekate
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il_lilac Donating Member (756 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:33 PM
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18. Nope- he's a dem
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:12 PM
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30. Representatives are not appointed. They have to have a special election.
Governors get to appoint only when a US Senator resigns or otherwise terminates their position. (Maybe other states have other methods but generally it is the Governor. I think in at least one state the legislative body provides 3 names for the Governor to pick the successor.)

Unless it is close enough to the general election.
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santamargarita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:27 PM
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14. Hastert The Hut
The only promotion for a right-wing asshole politician is a right-wing asshole lobbyist.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:29 PM
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15. Never should have tasted that Turkish Delight.
How long til he lawyers up?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:57 PM
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25. Paging Sibel Edmonds!
And I'm stealing your graphic.

It might have more to do with Hastert's connections to Ted Stevens and the whole Alaskan CBC stinkpot, but maybe it's a perfect storm.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:00 PM
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27. We can hope.
Edited on Mon Nov-26-07 10:17 PM by bleever
:thumbsup:

(Graphic on shirts, etc., at www.cafepress.com/satire_veritas . You can steal it too. Proceeds from the merch go to fund my donations to Dem candidates.)
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:30 PM
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16. Denny, we hardly knew you
let's keep it that way.

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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:36 PM
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20. Makes you wonder why a lot of them stayed on as long as they did.
The lobby business must be lucrative.
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rockybelt Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:37 PM
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22. How many more
are going to resign before the end of the year? God knows we need more lobbyists.
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:00 PM
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26. Haster Leaves and Trent Lott announces his Retirement on the SAME DAY? WTF Is going on?
Something is stirring my friends.
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:03 PM
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29. They wanna get rich...
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:25 PM
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32. VERY interesting. Nancy's doing some house cleaning a bit early.
Indirectly of course. ;)
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 11:23 PM
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33. But she still hasn't taken out the garbage...
Bush and Cheney, that is...
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 12:06 AM
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34. This is true! And, it stinks to high heaven.
:P
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:01 PM
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28. oh my god ! do you mean......
i`m.....

free at last!

free at last!

good god almighty i`m free at last!


the statue of saint ronald is weeping and the statue of young lincoln is laughing tonight....

bring on the milkman!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:17 PM
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31. Denny Hastert is resigning to spend more time pimping under-age boys with his family. n/t
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 02:01 AM
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35. Maybe Larry Flynt got dirt on him, just like on Lott?
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 07:25 AM
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39. He wants to get a role as "Fat Bastert" in an upcoming Austin Powers sequel...
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 07:38 AM
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40. Give a little WARNING, will ya?
My stomach is SENSITIVE in the morning...

:puke:
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 08:08 AM
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42. .
:spray:
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 08:07 AM
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41. Which restroom was he caught in?
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 08:27 AM
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43. Good riddance.
Wonder who minds the business in my district in his absence? Not that he ever paid any attention to anything I wrote or called him about.

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