Friday, October 13, 2006

Foley Fallout: "Dennis Hastert didn't kill anybody"

That was a remarkable tirade from GOP Rep. Chris Shays on Wednesday, slamming Ted Kennedy for his Chappaquiddick incident while defending Denny Hastert in the Foley scandal.

"I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day," the embattled Connecticut congressman told The Hartford Courant in remarks published Wednesday.

"Dennis Hastert didn't kill anybody," he added.

While PB agrees with Shays that what Hastert may have ignored is not along the lines of leaving a dead body, that's not the issue here. That Shays brought this up makes him and the rest of the GOP look incredibly desperate less than a month out from the elections.

The office of Chris Shays would not give any answer when contacted by Political Buzz for further comments or a clarification concerning the issue.


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