More details emerged today about the Democrat-orchestrated deal that raised Republican Rep. Dennis O'Brien of Philadelphia to the speakership of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
According to an AP article by Mark Scolforo, O'Brien basically has pledged to attempt to be a non-partisan / bi-partisan speaker for the House, which is made up of 102 Democrats and 101 Republicans.
Could this most political of moves really help establish a coalition legislature? Certainly couldn't hurt to give it a try. Stay truly independent, Speaker O'Brien! Always keep them guessing.
Hat-tip: Chris Lilik of GrassrootsPA.