Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hastert Does What's Wrong

Embattled House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) has told conservative activist Paul Weyrich that he would resign if it would help the Republicans, Congressional Quarterly is reporting.

"He said if he thought that resigning would be helpful to the Republicans maintaining the majority, he would do it," Weyrich said in an interview. "But he did not think it would helpful for Republicans."


If only republican leaders knew how to do what is right instead of what is right for republicans. Apparently, helping their party is above everything else. It is above what is morally good and right - to resign from your position of leadership when there is clear evidence of your failure. And Hastert's failure isn't some technicality. He let Foley stay on the job and sexually assault underage boys. A criminal investigation would probably lead to his arrest. The children and families that have been attacked and shamed by this scandal. And all Hastert cares about is what is right for his political party.

Just like when he let Foley keep on molesting kids over the internet. That must've been what was helpful for republicans, too.