I’m hearing that a “status quo” slate is being put together that would feature:
Larry O’Neal – Speaker
Jan Jones – Speaker Pro-tem
Jerry Keen – Majority Leader
Ed Lindsey – Majority Whip
I don’t know Mr. O’Neal or Ms. Jones. I do know Ed Lindsey and I like him a lot. I hope he’s not thinking of being on a “status quo” slate. Jerry Keen staying simply does not give the House the change it so desperately needs.
UPDATE: I should have reiterated the point other of my fellow front pagers have made: We’re in a very fluid situation and things are changing by the minute and probably will change many times before any votes are cast.
I’m hearing from some people that there is no slate and I’ve been played. More than one trusted source gave me this but hey, what I posted might indeed be inaccurate. I’ll let you folks decide.