Thursday, November 16, 2006

ScrappleFace: Murtha to Redeploy from Leadership Battle ScrappleFace: Murtha to Redeploy from Leadership Battle

ScrappleFace: Murtha to Redeploy from Leadership Battle:
(2006-11-16) — With the battle for House Majority Leader threatening to spark “civil war” within the Democrat party, one of the combatants, Rep. Jack Murtha, D-PA, today announced a new victory strategy designed to “win the peace.”

“I’m going to pull out, or rather, redeploy to a committee chairmanship,” said Rep. Murtha, “We have to stop all the sniping and political bombshells. We need to change direction, because we can’t win this battle.”

The Pennsylvania lawmaker said his move was not a retreat, but rather “another way of defining victory.”

His opponent, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD, immediately declared himself to be House Majority Leader, and then informed Rep. Murtha that “unfortunately, no committee leadership posts are available…at this point.”
Of course, in the end Murtha lost, and Hoyer won, even without Murtha redeploying.

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