Thursday, April 12, 2018

Speaker Out

Drop the Hammer
One worst-kept secret in Washington DC is that Peter Roskam wants to be Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Just last week when one constituent took a phone call, the voice on the other line invited him to join a Peter Roskam telephone-townhall.  Upon which, this constituent asked: "Can I put you on speaker?"  The voice on the other line replied: "The proper form of address is Mr Speaker."

Haha, this week Roskam (Lake County's vestigial Congressman) came a step closer to realizing his dream.  Paul Ryan, the real Speaker of the House, is quitting.

And already the most powerful GOP members of Congress are jockeying for position in the sweepstakes to replace Ryan. Newsmax ranks Roskam seventh out of a shortlist of eight:
There's a short list of possible Speaker of the House replacements for Rep. Paul Ryan who announced on Wednesday he's not running for re-election.
4 Top Speaker of the House Prospects to Replace Ryan
Note to Ops: Do not expect to see Congressman Roskam anywhere anytime soon. Your LakeCountyEye has learned that Roskam will be in Washington, attending to the people's business. He is measuring the drapes in the Speaker's office. Through the November election.

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