No, it doesn’t matter if you think he’s a raging hypocrite.
No, it doesn’t matter even if you think he’s a personal or political sleazebag.
And, no, it doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a liberal or an independent and you despise Hastert because he is a Republican.
None of that matters a damn. We do not have justice in this country only for our friends or our buddies or people we like on TV. Anyone who thinks justice is only for people who are on their “team” should be strapped to a parachute and thrown out of a plane over Afghanistan. You want to live in a tribal chaos? Knock yourself out.
Here in America we are supposed to live under a fair and just system of law, and by any reasonable count this entire case is an absolute disgrace.
Dennis Hastert, now age 73, faces possible jail time after pleading guilty this week to making a series of illegal bank withdrawals and evading federal financial regulations. He denied a second charge of lying to federal investigators about it.
His crime? Withdrawing $1.7 million of his own money from his own bank accounts.
His own money.
His own bank accounts.
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