Dennis Hastert Shows Us Why Robert Gates is Wrong about the Boy Scouts

Robert Gates should listen to the sister of (one of?) Dennis Hastert’s victims when considering the Boy Scouts. Since I have recently posted about Dennis Hastert (also here) and about Robert Gates and the Boy Scouts, it seemed appropriate to show you this story from NBC Chicago, which, in my mind, brings them both together. A Montana woman says the FBI interviewed her last month about her allegations that her brother had a sexual relationship while in high school with Dennis Hastert, the wrestling Read more […]

Are There Any Politicians Who Can’t Be Blackmailed?

The corruption behind Denny Hastert raises questions about who among our rulers cannot be blackmailed? In his post, “The Ominous Warning in Denny Hastert’s Downfall,” Philippe Gastonne highlights two of the three main aspects of the Dennis Hastert case that have occupied my mind: 1) This situation is yet another illustration of how centralizing power in Washington, DC, is pushing the nation toward total corruption and bankruptcy, and 2) The illegitimate nature of the charges that brought Read more […]

Denny Hastert Arrested for Taking His Money out of His Bank

We assume that Denny Hastert was corrupt, but the charges should worry everyone. Here’s some news from the Associated Press: “Former House Speaker Denny Hastert hit with bank-related charges over hush money payments.” Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about “prior misconduct” by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed Read more […]