I just think it’s funny that the DMN has an article titled like this, Texas loses lengthy clout in Congress. That contains this paragraph:
Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, won the No. 6 House GOP slot on Friday, becoming secretary of the conference. Two Texas colleagues had hoped to join the leadership. Mr. Barton ran for minority leader but dropped out and threw his support to Majority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, who easily fended off a challenge from the head of the party’s most conservative bloc
Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, ran second in a three-way race to chair the party’s House campaign arm. He lost to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who was the campaign committee’s executive director before joining Congress.
The other funny, in a sad way, part of this article is that the winner in all this was Oklahoma:
“Oklahoma Beats Texas!” was the gloating headline on a news release from Oklahoma corporation commissioner, Denise Bode. “Oklahoma values will be placed front and center of the national debate.”
Yee haw!! Another thing we can thank Tom DeLay for.