Thursday, November 16, 2006

I didn't think there was any doubt it would be Pelosi

I guess I must have missed something while concentrating so much on local elections, because if you read this CNN article it appears there was some "discussion" as to Pelosi not being selected as the Speaker of the House:

Hoyer, a Pelosi rival, was battling to hold onto the lead in the race with Murtha, and both candidates were predicting victory via a secret ballot, which allows lawmakers to be evasive when asked about their intentions.

I'll be perfectly honest in not knowing that Hoyer had tried for the Speaker position which if he is a "Pelosi rival" he must have done.

In a so much for unity moment:

A Murtha victory could create hard feelings among Hoyer allies, especially moderate Democrats. On the other hand, a Hoyer victory could be seen as a defeat for Pelosi in her first major move since Election Day.

It almost feels like Toledo with our A and B Team in the local Democratic party....

Time goes into a bit more detail as to why many feel Pelosi made a mistake in supporting Murtha:

Sensing the need for some spin control, Pelosi's aides spent the better part of the last few days trying to play down the significance of her support for Murtha. Other Democrats said she wasn't really backing him, just giving a token nod to an old friend and mentor who had helped her rise to her current lofty position.

But it turns out Pelosi is deadly serious — which means a Murtha loss is anything but inevitable. One source close to the Murtha effort claims Pelosi has made 40 calls to incoming freshman and wavering centrists in the party on Murtha's behalf. Pelosi's spokesman Brendan Daly said she has "made it clear to members of her support for Mr. Murtha." Two top Pelosi lieutenants, George Miller and Anna Eshoo, both of California, said Pelosi was in the fight all the way. "When she says support, it's not just an endorsement, it is full-fledged," Eshoo said.


Me4Prez said...

I am happy with the way it turned out. I am a supporter of moderate and balanced leadership.

Hooda Thunkit said...

"It almost feels like Toledo with our A and B Team in the local Democratic party...."

Just a little, no?

Her loss in this battle sent her back to the dictionary, to reread the definition of "humble" and "humility."

But, she's a tough girl, she can take it.