If you want to boil it down to a binary, people tend to have two different views of change: Either they’re from the “out with the old, in with the new” school of embracing it, or they ascribe to the “out the frying pan, into the fire” view, in which things typically go from bad to worse.
Devotees of the latter view have a bit more ammunition for their case after Sunday.
That’s when Rep. Adam Schiff — the smarmy California Democrat behind the unending investigations into Russian collusion during Donald Trump’s presidency — refused to respond to reports that he’s one of the top candidates tipped to replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as leader of the Democratic caucus in the lower chamber.
“The speaker has been truly the most impressive and credible and productive speaker in our history. So I hope that she’ll stay,” Schiff told CNN’s Jake Tapper when asked about the reports he was jockeying to take her place, either as speaker or as House minority leader should the Democrats lose the lower chamber in November’s midterm elections.
“If she makes the decision not to stay, right now, all I’m focused on is making sure that we are successful in this midterms, that we have a majority to pick the next speaker,” he added.
In the words of the immortal Jeanie Bueller, dry that one out and you could fertilize the lawn.
There’s been much speculation about what will happen with Pelosi’s position in Democrat leadership after the midterms. Despite the Democrats retaking the House in 2018, Pelosi faced a revolt from the left wing of her party for being insufficiently progressive and only managed to avoid a splintering of the votes for speaker by promising to only serve two more terms in that role.
That would technically mean time’s up for Nancy, who’s a high-mileage 82 years old. However, Pelosi has been cagey about her intentions, announcing this year that she’d be running for another term in her San Francisco-based district.
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