The Florida political blog The Shark Tank is reporting that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is going to lose her position as spokestroll for the Democratic National Committee. This would be a smart move, considering what an embarrassing gaffe machine the sandpaper-voiced Congresswoman has been. But a report from the National Journal indicates, as sometimes happens, a smart move is being taken by accident. DWS is being considered for higher responsibilities, says the NJ.
Javier Manjarres writes in the Shark Tank:
According to our source within the Democratic Party, who is also a close associate of Wasserman Schultz, the arrangements have already been made for her to leave DNC regardless if President Obama wins re-election or not.
This same source believes that Wasserman Schultz will be forced to resign behind closed doors and then stage an press event in which she tells Americans that her job as the DNC chair was a temporary one and that she is moving on with her congressional career.
The National Journal has also picked up on the fact that she is indeed getting the boot from Obama-
When Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida was tapped last year to lead the Democratic National Committee, it seemed like the latest ascension for a fast-rising star destined for even higher positions. Some stumbles and an apparent falling out of favor with the White House had changed that calculus. Now it looks like it could be changing again. -National Journal
In the same National Journal article it also states that Wasserman Schultz could eventually wind up as Speaker of the House were the Democrats ever to regain control and if former Speaker Pelosi were not to seek the position again.
It must be stressed that these reports have not been confirmed. GOP partisans certainly must hope that DWS hangs in as the public face of the DNC through the election. The possibility that the House Democrats would consider replacing the gaffe-prone ("I could have had Karl Rove areested") Nancy Pelosi with a woman who spoke of the GOP "literally" taking us back to the nineteenth century boggles the mind. Reality is optional in their book, I guess.