February 18, 2005
Speaker DeLay?

There's a rumor going around that Tom DeLay might be getting a promotion to Speaker in the near future. I find it a little hard to understand. It's not like the change in title would mean more actual power for him. Maybe it's a legacy thing - history seldom remembers Majority Leaders. I'm pretty sure history won't forget Tom DeLay, though.

Mostly what puzzles me is that this would make DeLay a lot more visible, and thus a lot easier for Democrats to run against in 2006. I guarantee that one of the first things to happen after this were to be announced would be another round of editorials bashing DeLay and the Congressional Republicans for their ethics problems. All of which is fine by me, of course, but I'm not seeing what the Republicans will get out of it.

Anyway. It's a rumor, and rumors are written on water. If it does happen, there will be plenty more to say.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 18, 2005 to Show Business for Ugly People | TrackBack

What does this rumor have happening to Denny Hastert?

Posted by: P.M.Bryant on February 18, 2005 1:09 PM

Acutally, the Speaker of the House is second in succession after the Vice President if the President can not fulfill his duties. This means that Tom DeLay could become President if something were to happen to Bush and Cheney.

Posted by: William Hughes on February 18, 2005 2:54 PM

Speaker delay is what causes feedback.

Posted by: Michael on February 18, 2005 3:36 PM

From what I've heard, Hastert is looking to get out of the role of Speaker in the next few years. I don't know if that means retirement or just retirement from being Speaker.

Posted by: Cody on February 18, 2005 4:31 PM