There had to be some reason for the GOP leadership to still be stuck to Denny Hastert like week-old gum to the bottom of a ten year old pair of wingtips. And I think I've found that reason.
The leadership actually can't help but fall towards Hastert. He's grown so large - apparently the Speaker's never met a sandwich he didn't like - that he now has his own gravity. Based on my calculations, Hastert has a gravitational field of a small black hole. Bush, Baker and Frist don't have any choice. They've been sucked in and can't escape.