I sure hope Ron Paul is able to take the seat, imo there isn't a more well informed member of congress when it comes to monetary policy at the federal level! November 3, 2010 Chairman Paul? Posted by Lew Rockwell on November 3, 2010 07:13 PM Ron Paul won easy reelection in the 14th district of Texas with almost 77% of the vote. (His opponent, a police chief, had signs that said, Tell Dr. No he has to go. No one took up my suggestion for opposing signs: Send the cop to the donut shop. If the Republicans werent dishonest, and entirely in the pocket of the big banks, Ron Paul would be taking Barney Franks place as chairman of the finance committee. Not satisfied with blocking him there, they have even kept him out of the chairmanship of the monetary policy subcommittee, as Barney has frequently remarked. The first time the Republicans erased Rons seniority; the second time, they imported a congressman from another committee to take the job; the third time, they temporarily abolished the subcommittee. This time, I think they would fear the backlash, so Ron will probably be chairman. If so, I cant wait for his hearings on the QE2, the gold, the business cycle, and much else.