Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is planning to leave Congress before his current term expires.

About time.

Hastert, with his multiple chins spilling over his too-tight dress shirt collar and his expanding girth overflowing any seat that groaned under the weight, was the perfect symbol for the bloated excess of the Republican Congress.

Time for him to return to Illinois and fade into well-deserved obscurity.

GOP sources: Hastert won't serve out his termFormer House Speaker Dennis Hastert will resign his congressional seat rather than serve out the rest of his term, two GOP congressional sources told CNN.

[CNN Political News]

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