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Despite recent presidential backing, Denny Hastert's House speakership continues to be the subject of speculation. Today's Washington Post assesses "the Coach" and his situation, not to mention his appearance, describing it in not particularly charitable terms as "a cross between actor Wilford Brimley and Jabba the Hutt."

 
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