An Excerpt from the AP- with a surprise ending
"...But by Tuesday, as the grand jury completed its work in Austin, Texas, Blunt forcefully asserted his claim to the job in conversations with the speaker, according to several GOP officials.
At the same time, conservative lawmakers quickly made known their unhappiness with Dreier as a potential stand-in for DeLay.
At a private midday meeting, several conservative lawmakers argued that Dreier's voting record was too moderate. According to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, some participants in the meeting said the Californian had voted in favor of expanded federal funding for stem cell research and against a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. There also was grumbling that the Californian favored a less restrictive policy on immigration than many conservatives.
"There was a lot of discussion in that room about will ... he advance the conservative agenda?" said Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., who attended the meeting and said he personally would have been comfortable with Dreier in the post.
Other officials said a show of hands near the end of the session showed support for a postponement in selecting a temporary majority leader if it were to be Dreier. A delegation was dispatched to inform Hastert, who in the meantime had decided to recommend Blunt instead...."
DUH! The GOP objected to David Dreier because he's ANOTHER CLOSETED GOP FAGGOT!!!
When will the Democrats jump on all this closeted, self-loathing, rampant homosexuality in the GOP?
Ken Mehlman, chairman of the Rebublican National Committee is gay.
Scott Mc Clellan, White House Spokesman is gay.
David Dreier is gay.
Bush's favorite former White House Press Corps 'reporter,' Jeff Gannon Guckert is a gay male escort!