Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hastert Sets Up Page "Tip Line"

We have moved from the tragic to the comic surreal, as House Speaker Dennis Hastert sets up an "official Page tip line number." Could things possibly degenerate any further for the House leadership?

From Hastert's press release:

As the Speaker I take responsibility for everything in the building. The buck stops here. The safety and security of the students in the Page program is imperative.

That is why I directed the Clerk of the House to establish a hotline for reporting any information concerning Pages or the Page program. As of this morning, the Clerk of the House has activated the tip-line. It is for anyone with information regarding the Foley matter. This number can also be used to report any other concerns regarding the Page program.

The Page program tip line is 866-348-0481.

No word yet on whether the calls are routed through operators in Guyana.

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