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Oh, to be someone with the inner peace and tranquillity of J. Dennis Hastert: former Speaker of the House, once second in line to the Presidency; going through life seeing no evil, hearing no evil, speaking no evil. Now preparing for his life in retirement.

A coach, trained to be highly attuned to the needs of young athletes, who could be oblivious when a member of his own leadership team once romped with his young Olympians through the locker rooms and across the playing fields. Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Named Honorary Vice President of the American Olympic movement by the United States Olympic Committee. Honorable in all things heavenly and on earth.

Oh, to be someone with the inner peace and tranquillity of Dennis Hastert: someone still a standard-bearer for the Republican Party, best friend to the President, confidante to the Vice President, supporter of Rumsfeld. Once leading, by his own good example, acolyte Mark Foley: his former Deputy Majority Whip, member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and Chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus of the House.

Oh, let us rejoice in the retirement of J. Dennis Hastert; never again to put divisive politics above the needs of the nation.