“You know, Mr. Speaker, you and I have a lot in common,” Kean said. “You were a high school history teacher?”
“Yes,” Hastert replied.
“And so was I,” Kean said, reminiscing about his two-year stint as a teacher at St. Mark’s, the Massachusetts prep school that he had attended as a student. “And you were a wrestling coach?” he continued.
“Yes,” Hastert said, clearly softening. “Yes, I loved that.”
—Philip Shenon, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, (New York: Twelve, 2008), 229.
From Shenon’s work it seems quite possible the 9/11 Commission received an extension in its mandate in part because of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives’ fond memories of sexually abusing teenage boys.