Could Newt Gingrich Be Asked to Return as Interim Speaker of the House?

Newt2Yes. Would he do so? Not happily. The GOP leadership is in such disarray that it is said openly that no one wants the job. But he has stated that he would take the position temporarily if 218 GOP votes were found to put him in the position. Is that likely? Probably not. But with the “historic” and “sobering” level of stalemate between conservative (Tea Party) and moderate (Democrat traitor douchebag) Republicans, this is exactly the kind of “blue sky” option to which the House GOP may eventually resort.

Would it be a good thing? Personally, I think we could do a lot worse. This might be the kind of “Senior Statesman” moment needed. Who else is available in that mold? Reagan is dead. Let’s get one of his actual lieutenants in there. Besides, as Byron York just posed in the Washington Examiner, the GOP has not hit rock bottom yet. It could get a lot worse.

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About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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2 Responses to Could Newt Gingrich Be Asked to Return as Interim Speaker of the House?

  1. I think choosing Newt would be an excellent idea, for many reasons — not least of which is that it would make so many liberal heads explode.

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