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Hastert Goes Through Revolving Door

Former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) has landed a new job, and -- prepare yourself for a shock -- it's at a lobbying firm. Hastert will be a senior advisor at Dickstein Shapiro, working for the company's Government Law & Strategy Group. In a stirring statement, Hastert said, "I am extremely pleased to be joining such a renowned firm.I look forward to providing strategic advice to the firm's clients."

Of course, Hastert could be serving out his final term in Congress right now. Instead, he chose to resign in November, leading to the GOP losing his seat in a March special election after the candidate Hastert backed, Jim Oberweis, ran a less-than-inspiring campaign.

By Ben Pershing  |  May 30, 2008; 3:20 PM ET
Categories:  GOP Leaders  
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sweet mother of Jesus, the final slot machine and it is rigged baby. I'd bet he'd give it all up for a little more.

Posted by: pubichaironmycokecan | May 30, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

I don't know which is worse - that he joined a lobbying firm or that it's some sort of "transgendered" lobbying firm in DC. I see that McCain's camp is already up in arms that it sets the wrong tone from the man who brought us the Mark Foley scandal.
http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2008/05/dennis-hastert-joins-law-firm-that.html

Posted by: gabbie | May 30, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Dennis just went from selling votes to buying them. To Republican's, its considered community service.

Posted by: Kevin Morgan | May 30, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

the democrats should thank political genius-strategist karl rove for helping them acquire a "governing majority."

Posted by: jeff | June 2, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

May he get stuck forever in that revolving door!

Posted by: Richard J Mullin | June 2, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Gee, for his sake, I hope Nutrisystem is one of their clients or he won't be lobbying for long.

Posted by: Mj | June 2, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

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