Goodbye Denny Hastert! Hello Gay Republicans…
Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House, will no longer be in power in the 110th Congress which begins January 6, 2007. He will resign his leadership post, and if the Democrats take the House, he will not serve as Minority Leader. John Boehner will have his job. So why doesn’t he resign now? Because the Republicans believe that accountability looks bad: better to deny having committed a mistake than to own up to it. This is consistently their pattern (Rumsfeld, Tenet, Delay, etc.) So why stop now? The time for heads to roll will only be AFTER the election when it’s too late for the American People to exercise accountability.
As for FoleyGate, we are still learning Who Knew What? And When?
And what does it mean for the thousands of Closeted Gay Republicans?
What if a Congressman representing an evangelical district in the South, who consistently votes against gay rights, has had frequent sex with men? Should be outed?
What if he is the head of the Republican Party?