Doesn’t get much better than this. Republican in-fighting. I Love it!
This from WAPO
And former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) called on House Republicans to elect a new majority leader to permanently replace Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), Abramoff’s most powerful ally in Washington, who faces a trial on unrelated criminal charges of violating Texas campaign laws.
There’s been some talk about Newt running for the GOP 2008 president election so he may have some influence to get Delay ousted now. I don’t like Newt but I dislike Delay more.
“Unequivocally, the House Republicans need to select a new majority leader in late January or early February,” said Gingrich, who cited revelations in The Washington Post that a public advocacy group organized by DeLay associates had been largely financed by Russian energy interests.
2006 will be a political junkie’s gold mine in many ways.