People outside this county often ask me, what it must be like here in order for a guy like Denny Hastert to rise to the position of U.S. Representative. The House Speaker thing is spelled D-E-L-A-Y.
Here's how it works here.
Someone close to the Speaker was arrested for a DUI recently. Phones rang. Police procedures were not followed. The "Strong Smell of Alcohol" is noted on the paperwork...
But there was no breathalizer. No "blow test" was done.
The case was just thrown out.
When you're connected to Denny "J. Dennis" Hastert and his friends, the local authorities respect your place in society.
Others were not so lucky over the holidays.