Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hastert should resign - LATER

I believe that the time has come for Speaker Hastert to announce that he will step down as Speaker of the House at the end of this current session of Congress. An immediate resignation would do more harm than good.

Hastert is a weak hand at the controls and everybody knows this. Today there are columns by Bob Novak, Ann Coulter, George Will and others describing the disfunctionality of the House leadership. New blood is needed.

Stepping down at the end of the term would allow the party to look forward to a necessary change in leadership without the drama of being leaderless right before the mid-term elections. The expectation of new leadership would minimize (though not eliminate) the Dem message of "Had enough?"


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