Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ohio Rep John Boehner elected House Majority Leader

This is a day for shocking news. Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt was the favorite for the position with Lamar Smith lobbying aggressively for him, but it was not to be.

Instead, Boehner won a second ballot of 122 – 109 upsetting Blunt.

This is another clear sign that Republicans are running away from Tom DeLay, Jack Abramoff, K Street, and the scandals that are starting to plague them.

3 Comments:

At 2:48 PM, Blogger P.M.Bryant said...

I'm sure you don't really believe that last sentence.

Boehner is just as much a part of the GOP-insider crowd as any of them. And note that Blunt is still the Majority Whip.

The only remotely "outsider", "clean house" candidate came in last, interestingly enough.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Matt Glazer said...

man, you figured me out... the sarcasim isn't nearly as biting as I thought.

That is the reason I used the gold picture. I hoped it would clue everyone into my cynicism

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger P.M.Bryant said...

Oops. It went over my head, but I'm dumb that way.

 

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