Hastert had a press conference, allegedly to announce an investigation of something or other in regards to the page situation (maybe this investigation will be more fruitful than previous investigations, and we will earn that Mark Foley was the WMD), but basically to let everyone know he doesn’t plan on going anywhere. He also wants to look into the page program- perhaps he should ask his former colleague, Mark Foley. He looked into the page program pretty thoroughly.
Hastert also ‘took responsibility’ for the mess (even though he won’t tell us for sure what the mess is and that is being investigated), and he did so in a true Washington fashion, stating that “The buck stops here” and then refusing to accept any of the blame and then stating that he didn’t do anything wrong. He is sorry, though, although for what, I am not sure. And he said he is responsible.
The buck apparently got lost in the shuffle.