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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

absinthe48 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:05 AM
It was a shock to me when I learned that English teachers are told not to teach how to diagram sentences because diagramming sentences required analytical abilities that might be beyond their students' grasp. I suspect that diagramming sentences requires analytical abilities beyond most of our teachers, whose grasp seems limited to seizing salary and perks. Our education system is not merely dumbed-down, it is just plain stupid. There is no excuse for these porkers to be hanging on to the taxpayer-sow's tit.

With Mitt Romney's defeat and the loss of Republican seats in both House and Senate, the balance of power in the GOP has shifted. Republican governors -- the one group that actually increased its numbers on Nov. 6 -- believe they should take a bigger and more influential role in establishing the party's direction.

At their annual meeting in Las Vegas last week, Republican governors were quick to point out that they now preside in 30 states, with a population of about 180 million people. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sat down to make a little chart and quickly discovered that if...