I’m not at a TV but I just read at The Political Pit Bull that House Speaker Haster was/is holding a press conference at 1 ET today. If you’re like me and not close to a TV, check this link for the video – Greg will be posting a link to the vid as soon as he can.
Update 1:34 pm: Hotline On Call posted a sneak peek as to what the presser was/is supposed to be about:
In a press conference scheduled for noon CT in Illinois, House Speaker Dennis Hastert plans to accept some measure of responsibility for failing to discover Rep. Mark Foley’s misconduct with pages, a House official said this morning. ” He is taking responsibility because the buck stops with him,” the official said.
Hastert won’t resign “because that would be giving into the Democrat party’s best wish,” the official said.
He is expected to make several announcements, including one about revisions to the page program.
Update I: The press conference has been delayed (no video at PPB or HA). However, the AP is reporting on one of the things Speaker Hastert will announce:
Hastert will ask former FBI director Louis Freeh to examine the page system and make recommendations on how to improve program almost as old as the Congress itself. Freeh headed the FBI from 1993 to 2001 during Bill Clinton’s presidency.
Update II: Oh.my.gosh.
Update III 3:15 PM: Greg’s got the video of the Hastert presser posted.
Update IV: Freeh won’t be involved in the investigaton afterall.