Following the lead of MnPublius, we post an article from today's Mankato Free Press:
Boehner is a "breathe of fresh air. I suspect that by the time he gets here, there will be an aggressive work plan on what to do," Gutknecht told the Free Press.
Voters might come up with an aggressive work plan of their own in November.
Especially if they continue to read articles like Joel Conason's "THE GANG THAT COULDN'T TALK STRAIGHT":
Listening to the Capitol Hill gang explain how they handled the unappetizing matter of Mark Foley, the infamous Florida Republican forced to resign over his illicit behavior toward teenage male pages, isn't easy to distinguish between venality and stupidity.
Did Speaker Dennis Hastert R-Ill., Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the other Republican overseers ignore Foley's misbehavior in the expectation that he would reform himself? Did they really believe that he should continue to chair the House's Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus?
Or did they just hope in the midst of burgeoning corruption scandals and voter discontent threatening their majority that the Foley problem could be concealed until after the midterm election? . . . . . . [more]
Boehner and Foley are the people Gil Gutknecht considers or considered his friends in Washington DC. Does the man simply lack common sense?
OLLIE OX UPDATE: Back when we were posting at Blue Ox, we wrote "Lives of the Young Republicans; Or, Gil Gutknecht's moments with John Wayne Gacy," about the 1994 Rochester Post Bulletin story documenting Gutknecht's encounter with John Wayne Gacy. The PB article notes Gutknecht's acquaintance with Rochester's own David Brom:
Ironically, Gutknecht may be one of the few people acquainted with two killers. He was a good friend of David Brom and the Brom family, and was a pall bearer at the Broms' funeral.
David Brom is serving time in St. Cloud for killing four members of his family in 1988.
OLLIE OX UPDATE: The article at left is now online at the Mankato Free Press, albeit with a different headline: "Gutknecht calls for House page investigation"
SUNDAY UPDATE: The LA Times has a new development.