Race for Speaker: Wait. What the heck just happened??

In case you missed the DC melt-down of the last couple of days, or you’re still shaking your head, you’re not alone. Like Ron Swanson, we’re all wondering what the heck just happened. So really – in case you missed it, on Thursday, Congressman McCarthy goes into a meeting as the easy shoe-in for the next Speaker of the House and comes out angry and no longer a candidate. Boehner is angry and now talking about staying on as Speaker for a while longer. (And by the way – he’s…

It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you

You might have seen the recent news about Congressman Jason Chaffetz, current chair of the Oversight committee, and the babies agents at the Secret Service. The Secret Service got their knickers in a knot when Chaffetz scolded the director and the agency for some embarrassing security lapses at the White House earlier this year. (And booze-fueled, taxpayer-funded hotel mishaps. More than one.  Just sayin’.) Politico reports, “Chaffetz helped uncover reports that a knife-wielding man got much further into the White House than initially reported and that an armed man was allowed into an elevator with…

Stuck with Chaffetz

Jason Chaffetz is my Congressman. I never voted for him and I never will, but I do live in Utah’s third Congressional district. So I am stuck with Chaffetz. The race for the third district seat was decided at the state Republican convention, by the delegates who were chosen at the Republican caucuses. Utah is one of 22 states where political parties decide who may vote, so, in Utah, only registered Republicans vote in the primary. If enough delegates can be persuaded at convention, a candidate gets to skip the primary.…