November 20, 2006

AND A CHILDISH SHALL LEAD THEM....:

New speaker backs the wrong horse (Seattle Times, 11/20/06)

NEW Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blew it when she backed the wrong horse for House majority leader, U.S. Rep John Murtha of Pennsylvania. Appropriately, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer was selected instead.

There are many battles and moments ahead for Pelosi to recover from her beginner's mistake, but she has much to learn from this humbling misstep. Even if somehow it wasn't technically Pelosi's venom dating back to a 2001 leadership battle between Hoyer and her, her decision to aggressively back Murtha sure looked like childish payback.


The election results have already produced even more amusement than we hoped.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 20, 2006 8:25 AM
Comments

The House Speaker's gavel is at last "in the hands of America's children."

Posted by: AC at November 20, 2006 10:59 AM
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