Thursday, November 16, 2006

Democrats dodge a bullet today

The Democratic House elected new leaders today.

Nancy Pelosi was elected as their Speaker; no one ran against her.

Nancy Pelosi broke with common practice and common sense and tried to get her friend John Murtha elected (This sounds almost Bush-like).

Murtha would have been a terrible choice due to his:
Corrupt background (ABSCAM and directing pork to his brother)
Penchant for earmarks and pork barrel spending

Note the Democrats promised to clean up Washington... This would have been a terrible decision...

Luckily for Democrats everywhere common sense won out and The Dems elected Moderate Steny Hoyer by a resounding vote of 149 to 86.

Nancy Pelosi should have known better and this is a discouraging sign for those who were hoping she would work to clean Washington up...

Mike Sylvester


Jeff Pruitt said...

Hoyer isn't much better - another corporate shill who'll probably try and undermine Pelosi at every turn. It's going to be interesting to watch that dynamic...

LP Mike Sylvester said...


Why do you say Hoyer is not much better?

I had heard that he was pretty moderate...

Mike Sylvester

Mike Kole said...

Cato had commentary on Hoyer-as-moderate today, dealing only with taxes and fiscal matters:

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