Meanwhile, the campaign for Majority Leader is getting quite intense. One source claims to have overhead the following exchange among supporters of Blunt, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.):
Republican #1: "Shadegg's our candidate -- he's more of a shill for the oil companies than your candidates could ever hope to be."The suspense is killing me.
Republican #2: "Oh yeah? Well, John Boehner is the guy we need to replace DeLay. He is the credit card companies' bitch. He did whatever they wanted to help pass that bankruptcy reform bill."
Republican #3: "That's nothing. When it comes to kissing the Religious Right's ass, no one puckers up like my man Blunt. Boehner couldn't find their ass if he tried."
Republican #2: "Hey, you take that back right now or else! ...."