Updated: Aug 2
Kevin McCarthy finally got the speaker's gavel early this morning after 14 votes and after giving up most all of his power. He'll now be held hostage for the next 2 years by bomb throwers, grand standers, and sycophants. He may wish he'd never come to Washington in the first place after he loses his job in 2 years or perhaps much earlier since a single member can now call a vote at any time to throw him out.
But never mind....Kevin now is assured of getting an oil painting of himself hung inside the capital even if he's speaker for a single day. Then once he's gone, he'll get a cushy lobbyist job and make millions of dollars slapping the backs of corporate elites, while filling their hog troughs with favors using golden scoop shovels and gilded 5 gallon pails.