Date: April 28, 2016
“Serial child molester and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert begged for leniency before he was sentenced for covering up decades of sexual abuse — but he urged harsh punishment for other offenders like himself more than a decade ago, when he was still a lawmaker.
Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release and sex offender treatment, for breaking federal banking rules related to the cover-up.
The longtime Republican lawmaker supported the Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2000 and called for stiffer penalties for sex offenders before his own pattern of abuse was revealed, reported the Chicago Tribune.”
“Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that revealed accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.
The case makes the former speaker one of the highest-ranking American politicians ever sentenced to prison.”
I was listening to a news report on this, earlier today…Someone suggested that Hastert’s legacy has been destroyed, and would be forgotten…
…Somehow, I doubt that the Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2000 is a part of his discredited legacy, which is going to be destroyed and forgotten.
Apparently, Hastert was third in line [after the vice president], to assume responsibility, should the U.S. president and vice president be killed, incapacitated or otherwise unable to fulfill their duties…
…Which means, we had a MAP [of poor character, but still a MAP] extremely close to the most powerful position in the world…And “this” is the pathetic MAP that we got?…This two faced Judas?
…Same thing can be said for Mark Foley, for the most part…In fact, I think they worked on these dehumanizing, anti-human pieces of legislation, together…All the while knowing, that they, themselves, were happy enough to pinch a cute boys butt, while nobody else was looking.
It’s poetic justice, that they are both falling on their own swords, so to speak…that they are being judged, by the hysterics laced structure they built…
…But, good grief…What makes me so sick, is…
…Is “this” the best we can get into political office, as MAPs?…People who want to burn the candle at both ends?…People who think nothing of devouring other MAPs [and sexually active youth and children]?
…Even if they imagined themselves paying atonement, by passing draconian laws to stop people like themselves…
…Have their own struggles and lapses in control taught them nothing, about the difficulties of being a MAP, and the understanding empathy it demands?
It is unbelievable [and unacceptable], that when MAPs get into public office…”this” is the way they behave…And they don’t even stand up for MAPs, in any meaningful way…They just demonize us, all the more…and build a political career, off of attacking other MAPs.
We are not going to get anywhere, with MAPs who are this unprincipled, taking the positions of power and influence.
You know…it’s the same old game, that gays and lesbians have also been encountering, where so many of their fiercest attackers turn out to be closet homosexuals…who are really just responding to their own self hatred…
…So, they fight to make the world hell for everybody else…even when so many of everybody else, are far better human beings than they are.
For everything they’ve done, being good little lemmings for the establishment…I bet they don’t feel so great about it, now that the exact same establishment has turned on them…and it’s now stomping them into the ground, under it’s heel…
Dennis and Mark should have grown a spine, and fought for what mattered.