The Dennis Hastert & Doc Hastings Connection
Here are good reasons why members of the House Ethics Committee should not oversee the Mark Foley cover up investigation. Several members are political lackeys of Dennis Hastert. The Seattle Times reports that Doc Hastings has been handpicked by Hastert to replace him. Hastert won't confirm if he has put Hastings name on the list. Hastert cites national security. I let you soak that one in.
Hastert booted former Chairman Joe Hefley after his abolishments of Tom Delay. Hastert handpicked Doc Hastings to chair the committee. Hefley told The Hill, "I’ve been attacked; I’ve been threatened."
None of this instills confidence in a fair hearing.