From the Washington Post:
GOP leadership creating new post for freshmen GOPers -- may be occupied by Tea Partyer
By Greg Sargent
Now this is interesting: With many wondering how the House Republican leadership will accommodate the newly elected House GOPers who are soon to arrive in Washington, many of whom are Tea Party-backed, I'm told the leadership has hit on a solution. They are creating a new leadership post: Representative of the incoming freshman class.
A GOP aide tells me that the decision has been made to create the post, and newly elected Tea Party favorite Kristi Noem, who unseated Dem Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in South Dakota and is known to her fans as the "next Sarah Palin," has "indicated a strong interest."
In another nod to the incoming freshmen Republicans, the position will be elected by only those freshmen, not the leadership.
If Rep. Noem or some other Tea Partyer does get the post, which has been in discussions for weeks, it could satisfy the Tea Party's demands for some kind of representation within the leadership.