Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 6th, 2006 9:34 am by HL
(I rearranged the order of todays postings for more interesting reading, scroll down to see new stories)
I think I see a pattern starting to emerge here.
Mr. Hastert, a former schoolteacher and wrestling coach, is more at home in Illinois than in Washington, traveling back to the state almost every weekend with Scott Palmer, his chief of staff, and Mike Stokke, his deputy chief of staff. When Congress is in session, the two aides and Mr. Hastert share a townhouse near the Capitol, living a bachelorlike existence. The speaker once boasted that neither he nor his roommates had cooked a meal since 1986, preferring to dine out.
It is Mr. Palmer and Mr. Stokke who are now at the center of a House inquiry into when the speakerâ€™s office became aware of Mr. Foleyâ€™s conduct. Mr. Stokke offered his resignation this week, an aide said, but Mr. Hastert declined to accept it.
So is this why he’s known about Foley for all these years, and done nothing? Was he afraid that there could be some negative “blow” back if he spoke up. Was he afraid Foley would out him? 3 rich men who could easily afford their own places all living together, and where is Hastert’s wife while he is living with 2 dudes. I see in another story she stays at a hotel.
Palmer and Stokke: “Nail me you sweaty wrestler…. I mean pin me.”