Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Speaker Of Their Choosing

What did it feel like on Election Night to "be there" and hear the news of what was effectively a Republican sweep in Tennessee:

While the 60 gains in the U.S. House of Representatives in yesterday's General Election had been predicted to some degree or other by many respected political pundits, very few-least of all this writer-could have predicted the level of Republican gains in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Republicans gained 14 seats when the votes were counted, moving the Republican majority in the House from one seat to fifteen. Unlike the last General Assembly, House Speaker Kent Williams (I-Elizabethton) will not be able to rely on Democratic votes and his own-or a few Republican crossovers-to keep himself in the Speaker's chair. The Republican Caucus will be able to select the Speaker of their choosing.

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At Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:39:00 AM, Anonymous Mike Turner said...

David my friend I have 34 solid votes ( witch is the largest unified block of votes ). We could make you Speaker if you can come up with 16 non- tea party repubs.


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