Interesting speech by Bob Packwood at Portland City Club a few weeks ago. Packwood was a popular republican known for his skill in building bipartisan coalitions. Key legislative accomplishments include the 1986 tax reform and deregulating the trucking industry.
His comments on the need to disempower the parties and the wingnuts who control them are particularly apt given the results the recent election. Perhaps some people were paying attention:
There were also reports last week of moderate Republicans and Democrats meeting to form a new majority coalition that could elect its own speaker.
Good luck, folks!
PS. to Bob Packwood: Don’t be a stranger!