Friday, December 08, 2006

The Right Choice for the Republican Study Committee

Earlier this week, The Oracle suggested the the selection of the leader of the House Republican Study Committee would largely determine whether Republicans committed to conservative principles of fiscal restraint retained any significant role in the House. Up until now, party leadership positions have gone to members with reputations for being cozy with K Street, the use of earmarks in legislation, or both.

Fortunately, Republicans made the right decision. In an election in which many party members stayed home, Jeb Hensarling, who has been a frequent critic of Republican spending habits of late, was selected for the position.


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