Thursday, November 16, 2006

Murtha goes down in flames


Ah, well...sometimes things don't go as planned.

In the first sign of the revolt of the freshman conservative `blue dog' Democrats against the reign of Speaker Nacy Pelosi, her protege and pick for House Majority Leader, John Murtha lost decisively to moderate incumbent Steny Hoyer. Hoyer beat Murtha 149-86, a margin of almost two to one.

Just yesterday, Murtha was telling Hardball's Chris Matthews that the issue of hi problems was unimportant `crap' and solemnly intoning `We've got the votes' when asked if he was going to become Majority Leader.

What a difference a day makes...

3 comments:

louielouie said...

while louielouie is not up on the selection process,
is pelosi already speaker?

Freedom Fighter said...

Yes.

Speaker, Majority Leader(or minority leader)and Whip are the Congressional officers theSenate and House vote on and elect.

The congressional chairmanships are controlled by the Speaker (or the minority leader, in the case of the GOP) .

louielouie said...

poor choice of words on my part, i meant in the chronolgy of things.