Today, the O's Harry Esteve does a profile of GOP House Minority Leader Wayne Scott:
Maybe it was impertinent, but I came right out and asked House Minority Leader Wayne Scott how it feels to replace former Speaker Karen Minnis as the Oregon Legislature's latest evil incarnate.
"I hope not," he said. A look of light surprise riffled his eyes before he quickly returned to his neutral, implacable gaze.
Just read some of the lefty blogs out there, I suggested. The same ones that mercilessly flamed Minnis when she held the wheel of power in the House.
Scott's press aide, Nick Smith, backed me up, referring his boss to recent Internet chatter castigating Scott for a fracas over a bill that would have given more bargaining power to unionized police and firefighters.
"I don't read the blogs," said Scott, a successful Republican businessman from Canby. Look, he offered, "I'm in the minority. I don't have any control over what is proposed, put up or how it's dealt with."
And of course, he's not just a bad guy here at BlueOregon. He's also this week's Rogue of the Week at WW.