The state house is in turmoil since Rep. Thomas R. Caltagirone of Berks County wrote a letter saying he will vote for John Perzel for speaker. It may not matter as some Republicans have gone on the record saying they won't vote for Perzel. Everybodys head is spinning over the machinations in Harrisburg that would make Machiavelli proud.
I say the hell with Perzel and DeWeese. Find a compromise candidate from the Democratic Caucus. Phyllis Mundy has always been a loyal Democrat and good government type and might be the person they all could agree on. No one can dispute that she knows the issues, especially health care, but the objection might be that she can't slam heads to get her way. Maybe our reps are tired of getting their arms twisted and facing retribution if they don't vote the party line. The one thing I can give her credit for is building a consensus on issues and being tough when she thinks the people are being screwed. I think she would be an outstanding Speaker.
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