The Avenging Angel Smites Hastert, Frist and Romney
The Avenging Angel, punisher of conservative miscreants, enjoyed another busy week delivering retribution to the wrong-doers of the right.
In one of the least surprising political announcements in recent years, former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist decided against a run for the White House in 2008. After his SEC insider trading investigation, misuse of campaign funds, stem cell flip-flop and Senate floor misdiagnosis of Terri Schiavo, Frist's presidential ambitions were already on life-support. Frist's political career, the Angel grins, had long since entered a persistent vegetative state.
Oover in the House, former Speaker Dennis Hastert got a wrist-slap this week for role in the Mark Foley page scandal. Whie avoiding charges of breaking the law or violating House rules, Hastert was admonished by an ethics panel for remaining "willfully ignorant" of the growing danger Foley posed. Now merely a disgraced Republican rep, the Angel notes, perhaps Hastert will turn over a new page.
Meanwhile in Boston, Massachusetts Governor and 2008 GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney added a new chapter to his growing legend of hypocrisy. As it turns out, the vocal crusader against illegal immigration routinely hired illegal aliens to do landscaping at his home. Just another day at the office, the Angel notes, for a man whose own staff referred to as "a pro-life Mormon faking it as a pro-choice friendly."
And in South America, twins Barbara and Jenna Bush showed once again that their President father isn't the only international disgrace in the family. During their trip to Argentina, Barbara the younger managed to get her purse stolen, despite Secret Service protection. Just days later, the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires asked the Bush daughters gone wild to cut short their disastrous South American adventure. Alas, the Angel sighs, they like their father refused to cut and run.
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