The Messenger and the Message
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (14) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Denny Hastert should throw no stones. Given Denny Hastert's inept management of the House, his siding with William Jefferson in his scandal, and his love of earmarks, he is not the messenger to attack John McCain.
Denny Hastert bashing John McCain is like a burglar bashing the police. For every tax payer dollar Denny Hastert was willing to let out the door for frivolous purposes, John McCain and Tom Coburn fought to keep in the treasury for better purposes.
There are valid criticisms to raise against John McCain, but at this point, the messenger and the message are equally important. Having Denny Hastert accuse McCain of siding with the Democrats is foolish (see e.g. William Jefferson).