Thursday, December 27, 2012
THE WALKING UNDEAD
My law professor son pointed out to me that the Constitution does not require that the Speaker of the House be a member of the House, anymore than a Justice of the Supreme Court must be a lawyer, or the pope must be a priest. Since John Boehner is clearly unable to perform the functions of Speaker, the Republicans must find a new Speaker. And as the turn of the old year into the new is a time for nostalgia, I propose that the Republicans choose someone who already carries the title -- Speaker Gingrich. He even has a Ph. D.