It's clearly over for Hastert
Pointing to the latest revelation that, "Fordham. . . said that as far back as 2003, Hastert chief of staff Scott Palmer had been told that Foley was too friendly with pages," Josh Marshall does some prognosticatin': "It's clearly over for Hastert."
From AP report:
Kirk Fordham told The Associated Press that when he was told about Foley's inappropriate behavior toward pages, he had "more than one conversation with senior staff at the highest level of the House of Representatives asking them to intervene."
The conversations took place long before the e-mail scandal broke, Fordham said, and at least a year earlier than members of the House GOP leadership have acknowledged.Are there enough busses in the DC area for Republicans to throw each other under? Boehner threw Hastert under, Blunt threw Hastert under, now Fordham's throwing him under.
Bush, once flush with political capital, now deep in political debt, is reportedly seeking to borrow from McCain's to cover his coverage of Hastert's back. And baby got lots of it... (HT: ThinkProgress)