Are either of these top level leaders of the Republican party worthy of the position of second in line for the presidency?
The fact is, the Republican party is thoroughly rotten at the top. The holders of power-- the party leaders-- are either embarassingly, frighteningly bumblingly incompetent or/and despicably corrupt-- putting political expedience before the safety of the young pages they were charged with protecting.
They proved they were unable to protect the safety of the pages-- a relatively easy task-- impaired by their greater loyalty to their party, to their power than to their responsibility to care for the young pages.
There is good reason to assume that if they failed to protect the young pages, because of their partisan priorities, they have also been failing to protect and make safe our ports, our waterways, our transportation systems, our industries, jobs, students-- our future.
The Republican party is a maggot infested body of corruption, rotting from the inside, and finally, the corruption can no longer be hidden. It is spilling out of the rotting head, in all its glory.
Every Democratic candidate should be asking, as Harold Ford already has, "How can you take money from a party that has been funded by a degenerate who has solicited sex with teenagers via the internet-- a party that refuses to return the money this degenerate gave them.
Every Democratic candidate should be asking, "Will you vote for Dennis Hastert OR John Bohnert to be second in line for the Presidency?