As I write, the House GOP is going into conference. The Governor will address them. David Ralston, Bill Hembree, Larry O’Neal, Jerry Keen, and others are all fighting now for the top job.
The danger is that several of the guys negate each other and help get someone unacceptable elected Speaker.
I speak for everyone here on the front page at Peach Pundit: of the list above, Jerry Keen is unacceptable as Speaker.
The heirs of the status quo must go, and Keen is directly the heir of this mess. Keeping him in leadership is a sign the GOP has not learned its lesson.
I have a very many good friends who know and like Keen tremendously. I am sure he is a great guy. But we need to turn the ship around. The status quo does not do that.
Keen must go and we must move on.