Friday, October 06, 2006

Republicans Rally Around Hastert - For Now

Holding their noses and hoping the Foley scandal will not hit them as hard in November as polls suggest, Republican lawmakers are rallying around House Speaker Dennis Hastert, at least for now.

"The White House and top House Republicans remain deeply nervous that the scandal will hurt them politically, and that additional information will come out contradicting statements by Hastert and others that they were unaware of Foley's sexual messages to underage boys," the Washington Post reports.

Yesterday, Republican Representative Joe Barton of Texas circulated a letter urging his fellow house members to rally around Hastert as William Barrett Travis's garrison rallied around him at the Alamo.

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