Interesting that Denny "J. Dennis" Hastert is begging for print and air time now that he's under the gun to do something about the cost of energy. You know, that thingie that threatens to bankrupt families this winter?
Hastert and his team were way beyond generous in plugging the energy bill this past spring, which offered up $Billions$ of your money to Big Oil in tax breaks and land deals for building refineries.
Or how about the way Hastert's Congress responded to the leap in gas prices after Katrina, by giving Big Oil federal insurance for projects legitimately stalled by lawsuits or regulatory delays?
Also, note Hastert's continued push for new refineries. Personally, I think a beautiful oil refinery would look smashing on the land just north of the Plano Super Wal-Mart. Across the road from Hastert's lovely wooded estate.
Forget the EPA regulations. Let them pollute the ground water up there. Who cares? We need gas for Denny's Avalanche!
Make no mistake about it: Hastert is beginning to smell his own blood in the pool now. But there's no way out of the mess he's created.