That's $3,500,000 to keep a dirty little secret.
Or, more probably, a career-ruining, headline-blaring, fodder for late-night talk shows kind of secret.
Hastert was instrumental is helping pass a bill that George W. Bush gleefully signed into law that restricted the rights of women to seek a certain type of abortion. This was just a step in the direction of stripping those rights entirely from women.
Karma can often be a bitch, and something tells me that she's mad as hell and is gonna land a big fucking hammer on ol' Denny's head.
I'll watch for updates, and will likely post them here. Gleefully.
UPDATE: I can't resist posting my video of Joe "Bush's Lapdog" Lieberman lying to my face about Dennis Hastert covering up the investigation of Mark Foley's "misconduct" with some young Congressional pages and their naughty bits, as it eventually was proven.