Boehner's election not good for Texas
Random thought as I get back into the swing of blogging: John Boehner's election as House Majority Leader is bad for Texas' influence in Congress.
Here's a breakdown of Texas Republicans and who they backed in the Majority Whip race:
Backing the right horse definitely matters in House politics. The House leadership holds great sway in deciding committee assignments and committee chairs. These two things are the source of cloue in the House/
So now Texas has lost the clout of DeLay as Majority Leader, and we don't have any clout with the new Majority Leader. That's not good for Texas.