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House Speaker Skipped Katrina Relief Vote to Attend Congressional Fundraiser

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Today, the Washington Post reports that Hastert skipped out on the vote to attend a fundraiser and an antique car auction: [After the vote, Hastert] issued a statement saying, “Our prayers and sympathies continue to be with the victims of Hurricane Katrina. In times like these, it is more important than ever for Americans to stand united in helping our fellow citizens.” But there was one problem: Hastert was not in Washington, and his top lieutenants had to oversee the vote. He was in Indiana attending a colleague’s fundraiser, staff members said, and he later attended an antique car auction. WAS HE ABLE TO SQUEEZE IN CHURCH BETWEEN HIS WHORING?

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