Template talk:US House majority leaders
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Roy Blunt does not belong on this template list. He only served as an acting Majority Leader in that short period after DeLay stepped down and before Boehner was elected. It's like how Dick Cheney served as acting President when Bush invoked the 25th Amendment when he underwent a colonoscopy. While Cheney was temporarily acting in the capacity of the President, he was not "President Cheney." Likewise, Roy Blunt was never "Majority Leader Blunt."
So, I deleted Blunt from the template. Afterwards, User:Markles reverted my deletion, putting Blunt back on the list. When User:Markles did so, s/he said that Blunt was elected to be acting Majority Leader and referred me to the Roy Blunt article for details. I read Blunt's article I don't see where it says that he was elected as acting Majority Leader. He was elected Majority Whip at the same time Tom DeLay was elected Majority Leader. Also, Blunt was endorsed by the Republican Caucus when he ran for Majority Leader against John Boehner. However, he was never elected to the position of acting Majority Leader nor was he ever elected Majority Leader. He was merely serving as the Majority Leader by default, as he was the Majority Whip at the time that DeLay "temporarily" stepped down due to indictment.
Therefore, Roy Blunt does not belong in this template. In the interim, while we discuss this matter, I have modified the template to include the word "acting" next to Blunt's name. However, I strongly feel that we should delete his name altogether. --Hnsampat 01:55, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
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