After refusing the crown three times, like Caesar, Rep. Paul Ryan (R, WI-1) accepted it, along with the sable, sceptre and orb, and was anointed as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Henceforth, he shall be known as “Speaker Paul D. Ryan.”
Okay, he’s not Emperor, but the GOP’s Tea Party and Freedom Caucus loons resent the imperial powers invested in the office by Newt Gingrich while he was Speaker.
“Paul D. Ryan elected House speaker, but GOP divisions remain,” Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times
“Paul Ryan Is Elected House Speaker, Hoping to Manage Chaos,”Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times
Image (“His Speakerness”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,
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