You can excuse me for thinking I’m in some Bizarro version of the United States: Pelosi demands that William Jefferson resign Ways & Means and Hastert claims a violation of the constitutional separation of powers? What the hell is going on?
A couple of thoughts:
- We in Louisiana have known forever that Jefferson was a crook. But like they say, if you think HE was bad, you ought to see his constituents. I’m just saying.
- Like that goofball in the movie Airplane, Hastert “picked a hell of a time to stop sniffing glue.” After being a rubber stamp Congress for Bush for nearly 6 years, after rolling over for the president time and time and time again, after turning a blind eye as Bush gave Congress the finger, NOW Hastert wakes up? Feh. Well, I guess better late than never, eh?
UPDATE: Holy crap: Hastert being investigated by the FBI to determine his role in an ongoing public corruption probe into members of Congress.
Is it just me? Or does anyone else suspect that maybe half the reason Hastert et al. are so in heat over the Jefferson raid has nothing to do separation of powers and something to do with the fact that if they defend Jefferson and help him stay in the House, the corruption issue doesn’t cut so cleanly for Democrats?