Hastert Say He's Not Seeking Re-Election
Rep. Dennis Hastert, who was speaker of the House longer than any Republican, announced Friday morning he will not seek another term in Congress. Speaking to hundreds of supporters outside the Kendall County Courthouse in his northern Illinois district, Hastert thanked staff, supporters and voters who helped keep him in office for 20 years.Yeah, sure! Especially if they were drug dealers or terrorists or representing foreign governments ... or intent on destroying civil liberties at home. You made a big difference, Denny, you treasonous razorback, you!!
"Together, we have made a difference," he said. Citing legislation for domestic security, Medicare, technology research, Social Security and alternative fuel sources, he added, "We passed improvements that have quietly made a real difference in people's lives."
Snow to leave White House early
White House spokesman Tony Snow has announced that he is resigning from the job early for financial reasons.Well, cry me a river, Mister Tony Snow, who made huge sacrifices and even took a pay cut in order to tell noble lies on behalf of the most despicable president who ever despoiled the national barnyard.
Mr Snow did not give the date he would leave but said he had taken a pay cut since he joined President George Bush's team from Fox News TV in April 2006.
He has also been undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer.
"I've already made it clear I'm not going to be able to go the distance, but that's primarily for financial reasons," he said.
"I've told people when my money runs out, then I've got to go."
Good riddance! Take the rest with you!!
Mr Bush has lost some of his closest advisors in recent months. The latest was his top strategist, Karl Rove, who said he would quit at the end of the month.... all of whom, as well as the POTUS and the VPOTUS and the AG and many others, belong in prison rather than cushy peaceful retirement.
Other aides have left since the Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007.
They include counsellor Dan Bartlett, chief White House attorney Harriet Miers, budget director Rob Portman, political director Sara Taylor, deputy national security adviser J.D. Crouch and Meghan O'Sullivan, another deputy national security adviser who worked on Iraq.
All of which goes to show how much the system doesn't work.
Are you ready to go on strike or am I all alone on this one?