Hastert Heads to Talk Radio

The portly speaker of the House ain't quitting over his more-than-obvious decision to protect, rather than to politically castrate, ex-Rep. Mark Foley. So to save his own skin Denny Hastert made the rounds of right-wing talk radio yesterday: Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. The Washington Post has a really funny story about Hastert's radio adventures. (Read it all here.) Here's my favorite excerpt:

Hannity was not finished. "In all seriousness, how would you be responsible for what another congressman does on an instant message? How could you possibly know this kind of thing was going on?"

"We don't know," the speaker agreed.

This scandal is going to keep rolling. One little item from the Huffington Post may be too good to be true, though: that Foley, using his infamous screen name Maf54, is still on line, at least as of yesterday.