November 9, 2010
The incoming House leaders are planning to offer a new leadership position to one of the incoming freshmen. The idea is that if they put one of the Tea Party folk at the table, it will be harder for the Tea Party to play their own game and the leadership will be more conscious of where the fault lines are in reaching their decisions.
This move is the antithesis of Speaker Pelosi's decision to stay on as minority leader. Voters want change and even if the new leadership post for a freshman proves to be only cosmetic, sometimes cosmetics work.