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At this point--as little as I know about the matter--I am essentially agnostic, as concerning his guilt or innocence.

If he is guilty, however, he deserves to have the proverbial "book" thrown at him--irrespective of the tangential damage it may do to the country aa a whole, to have a former Speaker of the House imprisoned.

If it is just the criminalization of political differences--which is to say, if his opponents are targeting him specifically because of his political affiliation--that is another matter, entirely.

But if he truly did molest children (and then tried to cover it up), I have no sympathy for the man.
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Uh no. That is not what they are prosecuting him for. Better read before commenting, just sayin. They have records of him paying the blackmailer in other words, evidence.
Did the Jar head Corp. take away your reading skills? Yes I wrote that the should prosecute the BLACKMAILER!
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You should stop insulting people when you have no idea what you are talking about.
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Did the Jar head Corp. take away your reading skills? Yes I wrote that the should prosecute the BLACKMAILER!
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What the hell happened? Now I can see you tubes.
The secret pass phrase was spoken, " Hastert's bikini photos".
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The secret pass phrase was spoken, " Hastert's bikini photos".
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You should stop insulting people when you have no idea what you are talking about.
Like I said before anyone can be anything on the internet.
Some here claim to be world travelers.
I have the website to prove that my cats can talk and sail a ship through time and space.
You say you were in the Marines. Maybe it's true.
If so congratulations on your service to your country but forgive me if I'm not impressed. Thousands of others have also served in that branch of the service.
My father was in the Army Air force (they were a combined service in WWII) my uncle in the army in that war. My uncle went through some bad fighting in France and Germany. He didn't talk much about it. Mostly I know he suffered from PTSD. In those days it was called "shell shock" and people were just supposed to shut up and deal with it. No I was never in the service but neither was the President who you seem to worship. So please don't say:
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The secret pass phrase was spoken, " Hastert's bikini photos".
What have I done?!?!?!...
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I don't understand this post. Bill Clinton was humiliated over his dalliance with a adult woman. It was not a crime however. If Hastert is guilty then fine. If he wasn't we will know,
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So they want to prosecute him for something that happened 34 (or longer) years ago? What's the statute of limitations on that? The federal charges of "lying to the FBI" seem bogus. He paid a blackmailer with his own money .Why doesn't law enforcement go after the blackmailer?
Just sounds like a witch hunt.
Mean while President B.J. Billy got blown in the White House. O.K. I guess because she was of the opposite sex and barely legal instead of jailbait??
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Default Re: What was the Hastert hush money all about?

The obvious question. What is it with R politicians and young boys?
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The obvious question. What is it with R politicians and young boys?
The same thing that Democratic politicians do...
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