A Question for Hastert


Speaker Hastert’s contention that this land dealings were not in the least bit impacted by the Prairie Parkway strikes me as a little bizarre.

Consider this, from the Courier News:

The speaker told a Washington reporter Thursday that the land he sold is more than five miles away from the proposed 36-mile outer beltway.

“So, it has nothing to do with the Prairie Parkway,” Hastert said.

So, if being five miles away (actually three, as the same story later indicates) means a prospective homeowner and commuter will reap no benefit whatsoever from the parkway, why are taxpayers spending $207 million to build it?