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  •  Who *Should* Be Majority Leader? (4+ / 0-)
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    ferg, shiobhan, James Kresnik, RenMin

    Talking about Hoyer not being majority leader is empty talk that he will ignore, unless we're talking about an actual replacement who competes with Hoyer. Start a credible replacement snowballing now, among the opinion leaders who are the blogosphere, and later it will have been where the next majority leader came from. Since Hoyer wants to keep the power, even when he doesn't exercise it on (supposedly) unbribed issues he supposedly opposes like telco FISA amnesty, he'll be threatened by an actual rival actually gaining some ground. So he might do something to keep that ground by actually killing amnesty.

    So who is that? I don't even know for sure who should be House Speaker, though I'm sure I don't like Pelosi, who waves the gavel but never slams it home. I want to see Chris Dodd become Senate Majority Leader, and I'm looking forward to Obama presiding over it all. But who should run the House, the chamber supposedly most responsive to the people, as the Majority Leader who actually sets the agenda that the Speaker executes?

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Wed Jun 18, 2008 at 07:27:52 PM PDT

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