Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New Speaker?

I had planned on doing a post on this anyway, but this op-ed piece today in the Washington Times reinforces my point.

Alot of people have wondered if we need a new speaker. Obviously, Speaker Hastert was chosen because he was a clean slate and had no scandals. That being said, he has not really been a firebrand conservative leader like Newt was. I have heard alot of people say for awhile now that we need a new speaker.

Originally I heard Hastert will retire after this congress (2008) so many people felt we would just live with it for 2 more years then get someone good. After all, it would be very difficult to get rid of him without a good reason.

This scandal involving Foley could be the excuse to get rid of Hastert.
Of course this is assuming there is a House to lead next year.


  • At 10/04/2006 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't worry. There will be a new speaker in January 2007. After the Foley train wreck it is all but certain. The arrogance, corruption and sense of entitlement the republicans have developed demands change.

    Hang on America. The Democrats are coming.

  • At 10/04/2006 9:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't think there is anyone more arrogant than Teddy Kennedy and he is definitely corrupt and he continues to be elected. Maybe that is a requirement to be a senator.

  • At 10/04/2006 9:37 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    10:24, its Massachusetts.
    The state who also sends a crook named Barney Frank back to Congress every year too.
    About the only smart thing MA has done in a long time is elect Mitt Romney governor.

  • At 10/05/2006 6:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Mr. Frank is gay. He is also a Democrat. While I am sure those are both sufficient reasons for you to hate him, it is not the same as being a "crook." I have never once heard it suggested that Congressman Frank ever stole anything.

    In fact Mr. Frank is well liked by both Democrats and republicans and is thought of as one of the smartest and funniest Members of the House.

    If you are going to hate at least know why.

  • At 10/05/2006 6:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Hokie, "It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open open's mouth and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain

  • At 10/05/2006 8:10 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    7:54, read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_Frank

    In 1990 Frank was found to have a male prostitute running a ring from his apartment. Even so, he was not censured.
    Even though the Boston Globe asked for his resignation, nothing happened.

    When the Globe says a dem should resign, it must be bad folks.


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