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Monday, February 06, 2006

This is funny

Look at the members of the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee. Now look at the members of the Senate Local Government committee.

P.S.--- If you didn't start to fear a genuine Democratic (by which I mean they run with a "D" next to their name) takeover in the Senate after Herring's victory last week...


Blogger J.Sarge said...

Funny, I noticed that Local Government line-up today as well. Spooky.

The only thing I can figure is that both of these committees are pretty low-priority, so perhaps the GOP is packing Ds here to free up R space elsewhere (Rules).

12:13 AM

Anonymous Freddie said...

j.sarge's thought would explain why Cuccinelli is on both committees. The Republican Senate leadership want to marginalize him as much as possible.

10:36 AM

Blogger J.Sarge said...

Looks like you beat the MSM to the punch. Here's an article in today's RTD:

I think Cuccinelli's position is due to his junior status. Senators Martin and Newman are not greatly beloved, but they sit on influential committees by virtue of their seniority.

11:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inside scoop is that Cuccinelli has been told by Senate leadership that he will never have a seat on a high profile committee as long as they are in charge and regardless of seniority.

Additionally, Newman is a puppet of the leadership in more ways that anyone knows.

11:44 AM

Blogger GOPHokie said...

Anon that may be true, but senority plays a huge role.
Cuccinelli is almost dead last in senority. That coupled with the leadership's disagreement with him would make sense why he has no high profile committee appointments.

1:28 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

P&E is the least sought after committee. Cuccinelli will NEVER get a spot on a high profile committee as long as the leadership stays like it is now, no matter how senior he gets. The leadership is also not very fond of Martin or Obenshain either, but Cuccinelli is public enemy #1 to the Republican leadership.

2:13 PM


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