Over the years since he ascended to the pinnacle of the House leadership, however, Hastert’s fortunes have improved substantially. Last year, he and two business partners sold a parcel of land west of Chicago for a very tidy profit – only months after he’d “earmarked” hundreds of millions in federal funding for a new highway near their property.
Anyone else reminded of Whitewater? The key difference being that Hastert diverted government money to his personal benefit while the Clintons lost money on the deal. So I assume that the Republicans that were all up in arms about Whitewater will demand an investigation on this. Hmm…not likely.