As an anagrammist I found the game of musical chairs for the House speakership in late 1998 too good to ignore. Newton Gingrich (the grinning cow) resigned shortly after the November elections, to be replaced by candidate Bob Livingston (glib bison on TV). He in turn removed himself from consideration after certain infidelities came to light, and was supplanted by Dennis Hastert (I hasten trends), another guy we've never heard of.
"The Grinning Cow and His Successors,"
Word Ways: Vol. 32
, Article 19.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol32/iss2/19