...and Hastert Deflates Into Nothingness
There's something fitting about the announcement of former SINO (Speaker in Name Only) Dennis Hastert that he won't seek re-election next year coming just a day and a half after the news that Karl Rove will leave his White House job at the end of this month. Hastert, the wholly owned and operated creature of former Republican kingpin Tom DeLay, was the bland and relatively unthreatening face of the vicious pseudo-conservatism Rove and DeLay masterminded. But while they earned the glory for winning elections, Hastert became the bloated face of Republicans' failure to actually govern in an effective and ethical fashion.
Ultimately, it seems Hastert could not stand on his own without the support of DeLay's arm so far up his fat ass. Good riddance.