December 12, 2008
Will the last member to file for Speaker please turn out the lights?
Byron Cook. Ed Kuempel. We are getting to a point where it will be easier to list the members of the State House who are not running for Speaker. I just hope they'll all still be on the same team when those with less support start dropping out.
Regardless of the current state of the Speaker's race, I think this experience suggests that explicitly codifying a procedure for removing a Speaker is a good idea. Whoever the Speaker winds up being this session, I hope the House takes it up.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 12, 2008 to That's our Lege
Yep. It's now officially a circus. It does make one wonder why one would join a race without having enough votes in his/her pocket to make it interesting. Some of these guys cannot bluff that good. Seriously. They are going to try to unseat a guy who makes the rules up as he goes. Eleven on one favors Craddick.
So many candidates - none of whom can win. It's nothing more than divide and conquer. In the end, since Craddick has the most committed votes, even with a secret ballot at some point some will give up and vote for Craddick and he will be the speaker.