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Shwicaz
11-08-2006, 11:43 AM
House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) will not seek reelection to the Republican leadership when his members return as a minority party after taking heavy losses in Tuesday's elections, a Republican official tells TIME. Hastert, 64, a low-key former high school wrestling coach, was beloved by members as a "good cop," compared to the enforcer style of the longtime number two leader, former Rep. Tom Delay (R-Tex.). But Hastert was badly damaged by questions about how much he had known about former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) and his contact with pages, and members felt Hastert also handled the aftermath of the revelations clumsily.


http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1556550,00.html?cnn=yes


Holy shit, its all falling down like Dominoes.

:o

Ray G.
11-08-2006, 11:46 AM
Nah, he just knows he's damaged goods now that he lost. He's stepping aside so there'll be a stronger leader.

Has it been said whether Murtha is going to go ahead and challenge Pelosi for Speaker, like was rumored?

Smokinblues
11-08-2006, 11:47 AM
is he stepping down from his seat, or just not running for minority leadership?

Thorne
11-08-2006, 11:47 AM
Nah, he just knows he's damaged goods now that he lost. He's stepping aside so there'll be a stronger leader.

Has it been said whether Murtha is going to go ahead and challenge Pelosi for Speaker, like was rumored?

He didn't say anything about it on the local morning news show, but that's no guarantee one way or the other really :)

Ethan Van Sciver
11-08-2006, 11:48 AM
Clear them all out now.

Brad N.
11-08-2006, 11:49 AM
is he stepping down from his seat, or just not running for minority leadership?

just leadership I believe.

Matt Jay
11-08-2006, 11:50 AM
Tee hee!

Mister Mets
11-08-2006, 11:52 AM
Probably a good idea.

I',m curious as to who will replace him, and pissed this didn't happen a week ago.

BriRedfern
11-08-2006, 11:53 AM
Hey Shwicaz, I came to visit you at your shop a few weeks ago. Hopefully next time I make it in you'll be around.

JBElliott
11-08-2006, 11:54 AM
Curses! Foiled again!

Shwicaz
11-08-2006, 11:58 AM
Hey Shwicaz, I came to visit you at your shop a few weeks ago. Hopefully next time I make it in you'll be around.

I haven't worked there in about a month.


Next time, jot me a pm!!

sorry I missed you.

Dood Lee
11-08-2006, 11:59 AM
Hey Shwicaz, I came to visit you at your shop a few weeks ago. Hopefully next time I make it in you'll be around.

From what I understand, Ron doesn't work there anymore.

BriRedfern
11-08-2006, 12:00 PM
I haven't worked there in about a month.


Next time, jot me a pm!!

sorry I missed you.

Oh! You still worked there when I stopped by, because they said you were out to lunch and they even took a message. What are you up to now?

BriRedfern
11-08-2006, 12:01 PM
From what I understand, Ron doesn't work there anymore.

You understand much. Me? Not so much.