Several times I have explained the three “P’s” that Republican National Committee Field Director Ray Humphries taught a campaign school in Jacksonville in about 1968.
He said they explained the motivations that people had for seeking public office:
The third one is a bit awkward, but it refers to monetary rewards.
All three undoubtedly motivated former Illinois State Representative and U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to seek appointment to the Illinois House and election to Congress. (He beat future State Rep. Tom Johnson in the GOP primary for Congress.)
During the course of his indictment we learned that the man who once represented a small part of McHenry County (Coral Township, I believe) had another “P” before he entered public service:
Today, Hastert will learn which of two more “P’s” he will face during the rest of his life: