Now that's he's acting as the real Speaker of the House, he sure is keeping quiet.
This article in yesterday's WaPo was not much of a surprise, nor was the television coverage yesterday on Hastert's current status.
I've known for years that Hastert hates confrontation, and will avoid it at all costs. That is one of the qualities that has earned him "Worst Speaker in History," as far as I'm concerned.
The Speaker had no compunction about firing right back at Jimmy Carter at one time when Carter sent him a private note pressing him to "go along" with his programs. That's quite a contrast to what we have today.