Friday, November 10, 2006

Hastert to Resign the House?

This blogger is VERY well-informed:

...a rumor has been bubbling up that should be recorded…even if it’s knocked down later as more information comes due. The rumor, substantiated by a number of people I’ve talked to who know the Denny Hastert people personally is this: Denny Hastert has determined to resign before his term as Speaker expires-for one reason only. When you step down as Speaker your pension is calculated on your level of pay and Speaker’s pay is a lot more than that of an ordinary member of Congress. Somebody who’s a lot fresher than I am at this hour of the night can check Denny’s salary but I think it’s in the neighborhood of, say, $200,000 plus.

And he'll do that "for the good of the Country," or whatever, right?


steveegg said...

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Sounds a lot like E. Michael McCan't, who will be the only Milwaukee County elected official to leave with every last cent of the pension "enhancements".

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

I guess that Denny is NOT trying to dispel the image of the hack politician that got so many republicans ousted this year. Rather, let's go ahead and add to the evidence.