The Pennsylvania Chaos Continues [Updated]
by DanielUA, Tue Jan 02, 2007 at 09:34:26 AM EST
Ay yi yi. Pass the damn asprin, because the chaos in Pennsylvania continues.
As many know, Dems in PA acheived a one vote victory in the State House. But, just as we thought we had it all wrapped up, a dumbass, selfish State Rep from Reading, PA, said that he was going to vote for the Republican, John Perzel.
But, now in a twist, the Dems won the House!
At the last second, the Democrats put forward a Republican from NE Philly (and a big target for Dems generally), Dennis O'Brien. O'Brien won, and is now speaker of the House.
Basically, it is still chaos. It is totally unclear if O'Brien has switched parties, or what. The Republican Reps actually tried to ask this question, but were shouted down.
More as this develops. But if the answer to not nominating a jerk for Speaker of the House was to nominate a Republican, I will be pretty damned unhappy.Update [2007-1-3 10:18:16 by DanielUA]: The Basic punchline is this: The Speaker will stay a Republican, but basically will let the Democrats advance their agenda unfettered. So, in the short term, it is not bad. However, in the long term, I still think this sucks, for branding if nothing else.