Former Washington Redskins QB Heath Shuler, a North Carolina Democrat, has announced he’ll run for the Speakership of the House of Representatives against Nancy Pelosi after the November elections. He may have been speaking presumptuously.
While Shuler needs less eye wrinkle cream than Pelosi, he must have a hard time reading the newspapers; the chances of the Dems retaining control of the House of Representatives is dim at best. And he’s not necessarily a shoe-in for re-election in his own district just yet.
While anyone would be an improvement over Pelosi, chances are the next Speaker will come from the GOP side of the House.