Monday, August 30

You can't make this stuff up

by justmy2 @ 8/30/2004 08:48:00 PM

Apparently, running one of the most succesful hedge funds in the history of the world, doesn't pay enough?

Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert - having already enraged some New Yorkers with his remarks about local office-holders' 'unseemly scramble' for federal money after 9/11 - yesterday opened a second front. On 'Fox News Sunday,' the Illinois Republican insinuated that billionaire financier George Soros, who's funding an independent media campaign to dislodge President Bush, is getting his big bucks from shady sources. 'You know, I don't know where George Soros gets his money. I don't know where - if it comes overseas or from drug groups or where it comes from,' Hastert mused. An astonished Chris Wallace asked: 'Excuse me?' The Speaker went on: 'Well, that's what he's been for a number years - George Soros has been for legalizing drugs in this country. So, I mean, he's got a lot of ancillary interests out there.' Wallace: 'You think he may be getting money from the drug cartel?' Hastert: 'I'm saying I don't know where groups - could be people who support this type of thing. I'm saying we don't know.'"

That is definitely a new one. The man third in line for the Presidency has just accused a US citizen financing his support for John Kerry with drug money. Classic.

There are a lot of things "we don't know" about many politicians, but a reasonable person will not simply go on national television and make nonsensical allegations and justify it playing dumb because that is called "slander". This is not a radical author, a filmmaker, or a musician...the is the Speaker of the House!!!

I guess we are at the point now where anyone can say anything about anyone else simply by saying "I don't know if it is true" or "some people say". Where are the real journalists?
Food for thought...


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