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Human Events: Hastert not best choice to lead GOP

"The scandal swirling around disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley (R.-Fla.) does not change the fact that the best outcome for America in the November elections is for the Republican Party to retain its majority in both houses of Congress.

That does not mean, however, that the Republican Party should move forward under the same congressional leadership after Election Day. It emphatically should not.

Conservatives differ on whether House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R.-Ill.) ought to resign right now, but it cannot be reasonably argued that Hastert is the best possible choice to lead Republicans in the next Congress.

He is not."

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