From the "Sick, Twisted, Bastards" files...from Lawyers, Guns and Money's Shakezula:
I’m not sure Dennis Hastert’s supporters are doing him any favors.
Federal prosecutors portray former House Speaker Dennis Hastert as a serial child molester who agreed to pay millions to cover up his shameful secrets — but former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay describes him as a man of “strong faith” and “great integrity.
(The notorious crook says you’re A-OK? You’re free to go.)
"We all have our flaws, but Dennis Hastert has very few,” DeLay wrote to Hastert’s sentencing judge.
(And such small portions! Or something.)
"He is a good man that loves the Lord. He gets his integrity and values from Him. He doesn’t deserve what he is going through.”
(And after the Lord drove out the moneylenders, he did pocket all of the shekels he could grab, for some of the younger disciples were threatening to tell.)
Apparently Hastert’s one-man crusade against Title IX is also a good thing?
Leo Kocher, the head wrestling coach at the University of Chicago and an associate professor there, wrote that Hastert helped when the U.S. Department of Education created a strong incentive to eliminate intercollegiate athletic opportunities through Title IX.
“He never said no when it came to his being able to help in any way to stem the senseless devastation of non-scholarship sports opportunities,” Kocher wrote, adding Hastert “was driven in this by pure concern for, and loyalty to, the youth — boys and girls — whose development was at stake.”
(Yeah, probably don’t want to mention his concern for the youth.)
And from Mrs. Hastert.
“If one of his students or wrestlers ever needed anything of him, he would be there for them, and he was never happier than when he could watch someone he helped succeed,” Jean Hastert wrote.
(OK, she’s just trying to get him killed.)
FYI, If Hastert has slipped your mind, when he was a high school wrestling coach, he like to “play” with his wrestlers.