by Weston Hicks | November 30, 2011 | Blog, Agenda Wise
In the end, he’d like to see VLTs (the non-”slot machine” word for slot machines) legalized at racetracks without anyone noticing that racetrack industry was Speaker of the House when it happened.
So, we get a speaker who projects sweetness and fairness, sanitized to the point of sterility. He needs us to perceive him as so committed to moderating fairly that he has no time or inclination to push a personal agenda.
Straus loyalist Ralph Sheffield didn’t help his Speaker’s cause at a meeting with a tea party in his district during the summer.