Thursday :: Nov 16, 2006

Hoyer Wins It


by Steve

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Steny Hoyer won the vote this morning for House Majority Leader over John Murtha in a vote that wasn't even close. Given Pelosi's overt involvement in the Majority Leader contest, Hoyer's subsequent large victory, and the Blue Dog Democrats' open support of Jane Harman for Intelligence Committee chair today, isn't Nancy Pelosi's grip on the caucus in question especially since Hoyer had clearly well-positioned himself in advance of this vote with the committee chairs, moderates, and the incoming freshman class? The contest and the stories behind it are already allowing the media to spin its own narrative.

We can only hope that there will be no lingering resentments from the outcome, and that Hoyer will be a force to keep the caucus together and focused on achieving its common objectives.

Steve :: 9:07 AM :: Comments (23) :: Digg It!