Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Audacity of Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi miscalculated by not forcing a House vote on health care reform prior to the summer recess, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert said today.

"The speaker probably made a strategic mistake by not jamming a (health care) bill through before they went home for break," said Hastert, in town to campaign for his former colleague, Congressman Todd Tiahrt who is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.

"When you have (lawmakers) go back (home) and listen and see what the reactions are and also have an election coming up...I think they get a little cold feet."

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