New House Majority Leader

Rep. John Boehner of Ohio is the newly elected House Majority Leader, replacing Tom Delay, currently under indictment in Texas for breaking campaign finance laws.

Facts stollen from Shakespeare's Sister: Rated 0% by NARAL, 7% by the ACLU, 17% by the NEA, 5% by the LCV, 0% by APHA, 7% by the AFL-CIO, 0% by the ARA, and 91% by the Christian Coalition. So anti-choice, anti-civil rights, anti-education, anti-environmental protection, anti-public health, anti-labor, and anti-seniors, but he loves the baby Jesus.

Assessment: Same Shit, different face.

This is, of course, the point. The Republicans didn't really want to change how they were doing things, it was working well for them but Tom Delay was becoming a liability. They found a new face. We'll see how this plays with people other than 'beltway insiders.'

No comments: