Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (L) introduces U.S. President George W. Bush to speak at a campaign fundraiser in Chicago October 12, 2006. Bush appeared publicly for the first time with Hastert on Thursday since former Rep. Mark Foley's resignation over sexually explicit messages he sent to teenage male pages. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)Aw, isn't that nice? What I totally don't get, though, is why Hastert thinks that appearing with Bush will make people like him more. And what's in it for Bush? Oh, right, that election thingee. Hastert's basically one of the very few House Republicans willing to be seen in public at all with the toxic, unpopular photo-op killer.
Mr. Hastert, if you want all the kids to like you, it's time to bring in a better class of photofriends. Please allow me to make a suggestion: