Hm... term-limiting leadership positions was the 'pubbies original work-around for not term-limiting members of Congress as per the Contract With America. Apparently the CWA is another one of those famous government deals that're binding only so long as they're convenient.
This is outrageous! Hastert is a moderate who needs to move aside for the more conservative House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. We need a more principled Speaker of the House who will stand for conservative Republican principles and not cave to the RATS. This sounds more like the rank in file in the HRC are just happy not to have Newtie as a weapon to be wielded by the RATS to defeat them in the elections.