Friday, February 01, 2008

About That "Good Conservative" Denny Hastert...

Today former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert questioned John McCain's conservative credentials.

And good for you Denny! It's certainly your right.

But our problem with the former Speaker's blubbering is that we remember what Hastert's tenure as House Speaker was really like.

And it certainly wasn't a conservative paradise.

Unless you consider an explosion of government spending (factoring out the cost of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan), tons of congressional earmarks, expanding lobbyist influence, expanding government debt, sex scandals, Jack Abramoff and ethics violations to be a "conservative agenda".

We don't. But that's just us.

There is a reason why the Republican Party got their asses whooped in 2006. The conservatives had (have) lost their way. Big Time.

And Dennis Hastert is at the front of that Blame Parade.

Or, to put it another way: