Dennis Hastert is a fucking cunt.
In a blow to the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has told the White House and fellow Republicans that he will not bring up legislation to extend its May 27 deadline, officials said on Wednesday.
President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew Card, personally had appealed to Speaker Dennis Hastert to reconsider, and the Illinois Republican met on Wednesday with Bush at the White House.
But the speaker's spokesman, John Feehery, said Hastert told the White House and members of the House Republican conference that "it's a bad idea to extend the commission and ... that we're not going to bring any legislation up."
The commission wants a 60-day extension through July 26 to complete its final report on the attacks. Despite initial objections, Bush backed the extension and the Senate is moving forward with legislation.
But Hastert cast serious doubt on its prospects for passage in the Republican-controlled House. "He thinks the (commission's) report is overdue and we need to get the recommendations as soon as possible. He is also concerned it will become a political football if this thing is extended and it is released in the middle of the presidential campaign," Feehery said.
I want Mr. Hastert to meet with each and every one of the families of the 3,000 murdered victims and say that to their faces. Dennis Hastert, you've won the February Fuck You Award.
Wow, this makes me really angry and the sad thing is there's not much I can do about it other then rant.
It's looking more and more likely I'll become a more vocal activist. I prefer the checkbook...but stuff like this makes me want to scream in the streets.
It may be angry and shrill to say, but I think anyone who blocks this commission from doing its work to investigate the murder of 3,000 people is a coward, a traitor, and is going to Hell.
via The Talking Dog.
And the very fact that the Republicans will use this event for political gain at their convention this August fills me with such rage. Yes. National Security is our message----but we don't have the BALLS to give the commission an extension to do its work. Red Hot. Supernova. Righteous indignant rage
And Bob Kerrey's gonna quit over their secrecy. Bastards. Why don't they care about investigating the murder of thousands?