I don't know what a three-quarter face lock Russian leg sweep is, either, but wrestling metaphors accompany Dennis Hastert wherever he goes. Dana Milbank throws out some colorful ones in a piece on Hastert snapping back (I associate dog metaphors with the Speaker, for some reason) at the administration for leaking word of the FBI investigation into his possible role in the Jack Abramoff affair. Hastert is in high dudgeon over reports that he's being investigated, and Milbank lets him loose:
Asked later if he was charging the Justice Department with retaliating for his stance in the congressional office raid, [Hastert] answered: "Here are the dots. People can connect any dots they want to." If that wasn't clear enough, he added: "I thought it was an interesting sequence of events."
Tony Snow's thoughtful response was "false, false, false."
Hey, didn't Nixon use the FBI to intimidate his political enemies?