Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Taking sides in House leadership race

UPDATE: WisPolitics reports that Rep. F. Jim Sensbrenner is supporting Arizona Republican John Shadegg for majority leader. Sensenbrenner said,"Shadegg is the person who can listen and lead us in a new direction."

That leaves Mark Green hanging out there as the only uncommitted Badger Republican.

Two Wisconsin Repubs have taken a stand in the three-way race to replace the indicted Rep. Tom DeLay as House majority leader. All three candidates are ethically challenged.

Rep. Tom Petri, is backing Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri.

Rep. Paul Ryan supports Arizona Rep. John Shadegg, and has signed a letter urging others to support him.

If Reps. Mark Green and F. Jim Sensenbrenner have decided who to support, they haven't made it public yet. No surprise that Green hasn't taken a stand; he still has never taken a stand on President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security, despite months of questions and pressure from Dems, senior citizen groups, and others. Who would have thought a public official could get away with that?


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