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Nightwing Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:45 AM
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Hastert Assures Texan (Delay) He Will Play a Key Role
After reading this BS I feel it's high time to go after Hastert. He's up to his ears in it just like Delay.

House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert told Rep. Tom DeLay yesterday that DeLay will keep a prominent leadership role even after his indictment, a pledge that came as the powerful Texan's departure as majority leader touched off a scramble by other Republicans hoping to gain influence from his absence.

The new majority leader, Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), moved into his new Capitol suite, consigning DeLay to smaller quarters for rank-and-file members across the street at the Cannon Office Building. But Hastert, at an early-morning meeting, assured DeLay that his reduced status will not mean sharply reduced influence in running the caucus and setting the party's course for the 2006 elections, Republicans familiar with the session said.

As DeLay fights charges that he was involved in a fundraising conspiracy, Hastert told him that he will remain among the speaker's closest advisers. Significantly, DeLay's large staff will remain on the majority leader's payroll -- working for Blunt, but also in position to keep watch on him. DeLay will no longer attend leadership meetings.


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IthinkThereforeIAM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:46 AM
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1. Delay gave up his suite...

... to Blount? Yesterday Delay said he was keeping it, LOL. Things must be going downhill fast for Tommy, he only has Dennis the Hastert to hold his hand.
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