Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Hastert tells another lie.

Rep. J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill), Speaker of the US House of Representatives was on the air with Rush Limbaugh today. (Note how that particular breed runs to the same oracles when they enter damage control mode.) This is what he said: (via Think Progress)

SPEAKER HASTERT: There were two pieces of paper out there, one that we knew about and we acted on; one that happened in 2003 we didn’t know about, but somebody had it, and, you know, they’re trying — and they drop it the last day of the session, you know, before we adjourn on an election year. Now, we took care of Mr. Foley. We found out about it, asked him to resign. He did resign. He’s gone. We asked for an investigation. We’ve done that. We’re trying to build better protections for these page programs.
But, you know, this is a political issue in itself, too, and what we’ve tried to do as the Republican Party is make a better economy, protect this country against terrorism — and we’ve worked at it ever since 9/11, worked with the president on it — and there are some people that try to tear us down. We are the insulation to protect this country, and if they get to me it looks like they could affect our election as well.
(Emphasis mine)
Read that emphasized portion very, very carefully. Hastert is claiming there was a piece of paper with damning, damning, I tell you, information which would damage the GOP and affect the outcome of the 2006 mid-term elections.

It's been available to, and in the hands of the Democrats since 2003, according to Hastert.

That would mean the Democrats who could have shattered the GOP did not use it during the 2004 general election.

Lying pig.

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