In a series of emails sent last night to his caucus, Non-Speaker-Designate Ira Hansen instructed his colleagues that he is still in charge, that committee assignments will remain in effect and that his replacement as speaker will have to hire the chief of staff he hired and the policy person he wanted.
Oh, this is going to be some session, folks.
UPDATED, 7 AM, 11/24/14: A rare glimpse into who lawmakers, at least this one, think are potential donors -- you know the same people who then lobby them. Below this piece I have posted the donor list Michele Fiore sent to all her members to call for money to retire their debts.
“I thought Ira was great. I have hope.”
UPDATE: Here's Hansen's somewhat unrepentant statement.
Yeah, that's it: Ira Hansen is being bullied and his character impugned by, you know, anyone who has read his horrific columns, terrible letter about gays and words during the session.
The new speaker, already under fire for a raft of past comments and whose site says "Illegal means ILLEGAL," sent this email Thursday morning to his caucus.