Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You Brought It on Yourselves

Moderate Republicans should have stood up to Mumpower, and they should have done it long before yesterday. It should never have been Mumpower who was up for the job. A consensus pick could have won it. Someone a handful of Democrats would have voted for. But no.

The hubris and self-righteousness of the far right demanded nothing less than Jason Mumpower, and that’s why they failed.

And by the way… If Mumpower went into that vote not knowing he was going to lose, then he doesn’t deserve to win. He’s not ready to be Speaker of the House. Vote counting, consensus building, cajoling, and knowing damn sure who stands where is a huge part of the job.

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