It says something about the current state of the national party when the Republican Speaker of the House shares current Idiot Watch award space (look to your right, near the top of my right column) with Ward Armstrong. It says something, but what it's saying doesn't sound good to these ears.
It may be because Dennis Hastert has now served longer in that post than any Republican since fellow Illinoisian "Uncle Joe" Cannon lost the position in 1911.
Virginia's House Republicans seem to have realized what got them there and finally stuck by their principles during the current unpleasantness with the Senate and Governor. Let's get their national brethren back on track.