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  [MO Rep] Blunt: Not a Fave of Bloggers
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Last EditedArmyDem  Jan 24, 2006 12:04am
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News DateTuesday, January 24, 2006 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionBy Mary Ann Akers
Roll Call Staff
January 24, 2006

While Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) appears to be the favorite Majority Leader candidate among conservative Web loggers, Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) seems to rank somewhere between least favorite and most reviled.

Apparently, Blunt was a real turn-off during a conference call with GOP bloggers last Thursday. Dale Franks of the Libertarian-esque QandA.net Web log, wrote: “I would rather lick fire ants off a stick than see Roy Blunt as Majority Leader. I’m not at the point of making a firm endorsement of either Reps. Shadegg or [John] Boehner [R-Ohio], but the sun will set in a blazing red sky to the east of Casablanca before I’d want Roy Blunt as Majority Leader.”

Franks wrote that Blunt “just outright pissed me off” during the conference call. First, he said, Blunt would only take questions submitted in writing, unlike Shadegg or Boehner during their conference calls on the same day with the GOP bloggers. Therefore, Blunt faced only “softball” questions, Franks said.

Then, the blogger’s blogging continued, Blunt told the conference call participants that he already had the votes locked up, so he sure hoped the bloggers weren’t going to “write or do something that would jeopardize our ability to work together later.”
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