Wednesday, January 14, 2009
TN GOP dealt blow by one of their own
Rep. Kent Williams (R-TN) in a deft political maneuver used the delicate balance of 50 Republicans and 49 Democrats to his favor. Tennessee was poised to elect Rep. Jason Mumpower as Speaker of the House in the Tennessee legislature. Instead the Democrats nominated Rep. Kent Williams and voted as a block for him. Then Kent Williams voted for himself and accepted the nomination. Rep. Kent Williams (R-TN) is a moderate Republican who has often been attacked by his own party.
The drama is hilarious and it is a well executed coup. I do think our Democratic leadership in Congress and the Senate should take note.