For John, BLUF: Poor Paul Ryan. Nothing to see here; just move along.
I was hoping to get the article from The Hill, but their website is blank, as in all white pixels.
So, from The Old Gray Lady we have have Reporter Jennifer Steinhauer and "Paul Ryan Is Elected House Speaker".
Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin was elected the 54th speaker of the House on Thursday, taking the gavel that he never sought to wield from John A. Boehner, who relinquished it under fire.My Congratulations and Condolences to Mr Paul Ryan, the new Speaker of the House.
But the personal jubilance and high expectations felt by Mr. Boehner, who was elected in a sweeping Republican takeover of the House in 2011, have been replaced with a grim recognition that Mr. Ryan’s ascent stems not from electoral victory but rather the chaos in the ranks of his party’s sizable majority.
Mr. Ryan received 236 votes, a comfortable margin that included several of the hardline conservatives who had worked to oust Mr. Boehner
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff