Monday, February 02, 2009

Sansom Out As "Speaker in Limbo"

The other day we suggested someone in Tallahassee needed to consult a dictionary to see the effect of state representative Ray Sansom's "temporary recusal" as Speaker. Looks like someone did. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting --
Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom’s unprecedented and “temporary” handover of power couldn’t survive the weekend.

House Republicans plan to caucus Monday evening in Tallahassee to name a new GOP leader under party rules – the first move in an effort to permanently sever Sansom’s grip on the speakership, according to numerous GOP legislators involved in the negotiations.

The Republicans came to their senses after Bill Gavano, the House Rules committee chairman, ruled that "to 'avoid any further ambiguity that the House should elect a new speaker and not allow Ray Sansom to remain as speaker-in-limbo.'" Republicans caucus today to elect a new Speaker.

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