November 19, 2006

Status Quo Redux


After the Republican's election defeat, Bush and Cheney wore Democrat-blue ties while congratulating Democrats. Considering who Republicans elected to lead them this week, that may be as much change as we can expect.

From AP: Trent Lott wins back leadership slot.

Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, ousted from the top Senate Republican leadership job four years ago because of remarks considered racially insensitive, won election to the chamber's No. 2 GOP post Wednesday.

Lott also has a history of pork. More commentary at InstaPundit.

From The Washington Times: Boehner to lead House Republicans.

Republicans Friday chose Rep. John Boehner as minority leader, succeeding Speaker Dennis Hastert in the top GOP leadership post for the Democratic-controlled House that convenes in January.

In TIA Daily, Robert Tracinski observed:

Offered new leadership by the "small government conservatives," Republicans chose instead to stick with the status quo, choosing to keep semi-small-government advocate John Boehner as their new Minority Leader, and pork-barrel-soaked Roy Blunt as their number two man. It's a disappointing failure of the Republicans to act decisively on one of the lessons they learned (but apparently not well enough) from the election.

Posted by Forkum at November 19, 2006 03:43 PM