Dennis Hastert (a.k.a. “Fat Denny”) has just announced he’s planning on resigning his position from the United States House of Representatives before the end of 2007.
Hastert initially planned to make an announcement Thursday, but has since scrapped that decision, according to one GOP aide. The former US Speaker, who announced his plans to retire over the summer, is still expected to leave the House some time in December, but the date of his departure – as well as his announcement – remains unclear.
Hastert, best known for his failure to find anything wrong with Republican colleague and alleged pedophile, Mark Foley (R-FL) in spite of the overwhelming evidence, becomes the 17th Republican to cut and run from their responsibilities as an elected official. Hastert’s departure marks the second Congressman and Republican from Illinois to announce their departure. On September 21, Jerry Weller (R-IL) announced his departure from the US House of Representatives, speculating the mounting list of investigations he’s been buried under. Howie over at DownWithTyranny predicts that Don Manzullo (IL-16, Rockford and the extreme NW of the state) will be the 18th GOP to
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