It was a good day when Dennis Hastert was no longer the Speaker of the House.
Now, Think Progress reports…
According to the Politico, columnist Robert Novak will report this weekend:
Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has indicated to a close former aide that it is likely he will not run for a 12th term from his northern Illinois district and may even resign from Congress before his present term concludes.
I have no love for Hastert, and would be thrilled to see him leave power entirely. The question is why he would leave before his term is up (if the rumor is true).
Could it have anything to do with his alleged connection with the Turkish drug mafia?