A word about the Strauss win.
OK, I did not want Strauss to win the Speaker race, but he won fair and square. I can hope that he governs Conservatively, but what is done is done. Now we must put aside our differences and make the best of the situation and try to get as much conservative work done as possible. If Strauss interferes with it, we know we will at least have done everything we could to prevent it AND we know who to blame for it for the next go-round. Small comfort I know, but you have to work with the cards you are dealt.