As major newspapers and statewide TV stations gushed glowing coverage on the new Speaker of the House, Frank McNulty, missing from the blogosphere and main stream media was any significant discussion of House Minority Leader Sal Pace's opening day screed.

Pace had all the panache you would expect from former Congressman John Salazar's protege.  His substance was grotesquely partisan (even on opening day), his style was disheveled and unhinged, and young Sal's stuttering delivery would have made even his mentor Salazar uncomfortable.

And that is saying something.

While McNulty struck tones of bipartisanship and job creation, Pace argued that “government was not the problem.”

Poor Sal.  Playing defense is tough and if his opening day speech is any indicator, he isn't up to the task.