Wednesday, October 04, 2006

msnbc poll: "Should Dennis Hastert resign?"

* AP:
"WASHINGTON - House Speaker Dennis Hastert brushed aside resignation talk Tuesday, even as the Republicans' No. 2 House leader contradicted him in the page scandal. President Bush gave Hastert a vote of confidence as the party struggled to contain pre-election fallout.

Hastert, an Illinois Republican, said he wouldn't resign as speaker, the top official in Congress and second in the line of succession to the presidency, in the controversy over Rep. Mark Foley's salacious computer exchanges with former pages. Foley resigned last Friday.

"I'm not going to do that," Hastert said when asked by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh whether he would resign.

Hastert sought to blame Democrats for leaking sexually explicit computer instant messages between Foley and former pages from 2003."

* msnbc poll: "Should Dennis Hastert resign?"
yes = 73% no = 14%


Superteemu said...

He'll resign, that's for sure, but the question I've been asking myself for few days is WHERE ARE MY POST-FOLEY CONGRESS RACE POLLS?! I want them NOW!!

As an amateur internet-sociologist, I've always thought that cybersex can be a significant social phenomenon in the future, but I never would've guessed it could literally save the world.

lukery said...

hmmm - taking it one step further, it was actually child abuse by priests that saved teh world!

in terms of polls, tradesports has dems with at 60% chance of getting the house, and 25% chance of winning the Senate