Thursday, August 06, 2009

Former Bush Staffer Running on Dad's Name

Meet Ethan Hastert, the self described "next generation of leadership", who's running for Congress in the state of Illinois. Not that we'd ever insinuate a bit of nepotism, but he happens to be the son of former Republican Speaker of the House, Denny Hastert. Just a coincidence, really.

The silver spoon lawyer absorbed a lot while a staffer under former VP Dick Cheney and it helped him find his calling: "confirmed that there are really qualified, dedicated, intelligent, and on balance, anything that lets you take a way something positive is going to be better than the absence of the experience."

Wonder what the well-connected staffer was doing during the Iraq war? Every way we searched we could not find evidence of Ethan having served in uniform. Oh well, we guess combat isn't for really important young guys.



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