You bet he does. And we hope that plan includes taking Jody Richards’ place as Speaker of the House. Greg, as he showed throughout is tenure in the House, has the ability to lead and stand up to people like David Williams (as well as work with him). He’d even have a backbone when it comes to dealing with the governor. It’s time for Jody to step aside as he is weak, embarrassing and ineffective. He should do so to restore power and leadership in the State House. Democrats and Republicans alike would benefit. Eastern Kentucky could potentially flourish.
Larry Dale Keeling ponders what Greg’s plan could be:
But the thing is, I have as much trouble imagining Greg Stumbo accepting a role as just one out of 100 in the state House as I do with multimillionaire businessman Bruce Lunsford being happy as just one out of 100 in the U.S. Senate.
So, I suspect Stumbo has a plan. I don’t know what it is or whether it coincides with any of the Beshear administration’s plans.
But he has a plan. Stumbo always has a plan.
And based on my observations of his political career, I figure it’s more of a short-term plan than a long-term one.
The only thing Larry didn’t bring up is whether Democratic House caucus director Jonathan Hurst will have a job once Jody is ousted. It’s likely that he will, but it’s probably time for him to move on. He’s pushed a few too many personally hypocritical pieces of legislation this session. Or is it possible that a man could be so self-hating that he could keep it up for several more years?