Q Who makes a better majority leader, John Boehner (R-Ohio) or Tom DeLay (R-Texas)


Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio):
“Obviously my loyalties would have to be with Boehner because he’s from my home state and I’m hoping that he implements the reforms that he’s promising.”

Rep. Butch Otter (R-Idaho): “It’s way too early to make a long-term decision on that. Some of them are better about letting you know what’s going on. At least in terms of my experience, Boehner is a lot more inclusive in terms of letting you know what’s going on.”

Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.): “The guy’s been on the job one month. Give him 12 years and then I’ll tell you.”

Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.): “How do I know? The first thing Boehner talked about was bipartisanship. I don’t know if he means it, but DeLay never even talked about that.”

Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.): “You’d really have to ask the Republicans. I think they both have better qualities.”

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.): “You think I’m going to give you a real answer? They have different styles. You’re going to be arguing the difference between a Chevrolet and a Ford forever. Both will get you there. After being married for a long time [it’s like being asked] how do you like the new wife?”

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.): “I got along well with DeLay, played golf with him a couple of times — not in Scotland. And I play a lot of golf with Boehner. They’re different personalities, but I get along with both of them.”

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