No surprise, obviously, but let’s note for the record that Denny Hastert will resign as speaker.
According to TIME, he’ll announce this week and possibly today.
“The battle to succeed him will be bruising, as members attempt to allocate blame for the Foley mess,” the magazine says. Really? Why even bother? Just pick some unoffensive goon (there’s got to be one in the GOP) and let him preside over a very short lamest-of-ducks session and that’s that.
Farewell, Speaker! Enjoy your last two years in Washington. Will your chief of staff move back to Illinois with you in 2008?
Hastert Will Step Down [TIME]