Friday, October 9, 2015

They Could Do Worse

...and I expect they will.
Westmoreland was the first of five members of Congress I can remember being represented by in my <mumble> years, with whom I have been even remotely satisfied for any length of time (two of the others were also Republicans). His repeated votes for Boehner have disappointed me in the last couple of years, though.

Still, our guy having the gavel might at least liven up the congressional elections hereabouts, with the Democrats' patsies maybe getting some outside money to fund their campaigns. Heck, if he turned out to be as Establican as his leadership votes have suggested, we might even get a primary challenger to make things interesting.

Just don't look at me. What I said here about the speakership also goes for elective office in general.

Update, Saturday: In recognition of this, I've sent him my small encouragement...

Reupdated, a couple of Saturdays later: As you may have heard, Paul Ryan appears headed for the Speaker's chair. Given how unwilling he was previously to seek the job, I'm a little surprised -- and given what he told House conservatives to get their support, I'm cautiously optimistic.

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