Thank you, Jack.
In Slate, Jack Shafer gives a nice run-down of Denny Hastert’s low-rent smears of George Soros. He also points out that famed whack-job Lyndon LaRouche is a probable source of Hastert’s information.
My only slight disagreement with Jack is on his global analysis of the matter. He calls Hastert a “nut job.” I think he’s just a smear artist, like some character out of a noir-ish movie from fifties, only he’s Speaker of the House of Representatives.