Disgraced, former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert is getting reading to throw in the towel:
Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) will decide in a few weeks if he is going to seek another term, the Sun-Times has learned. Hastert, 65, is considering retiring, said chief of staff Mike Stokke. "I think that is a possibility," Stokke said. Stokke said Hastert "believes he needs to let people know by the next recess," referring to a congressional break in August.
Translation: Hastert is through. It sucks being a Congressmen in the minority especially after you were Speaker of the House and accustomed to all the benefits and perks that included. We should expect to see more Republicans throwing in the towel now that their party has been consigned to minority status and there is little probability of reversing their fortunes in the near future.
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