Or was it House leadership, as Delegate Doug Skaff, D-Kanawha, ventured?
Skaff said many Democrats fear loss of the majority if Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, stays in control.
"Members are concerned that they need protection going into this session," Skaff told Rivard. "If they continue the status quo, they fear not returning in two years."
That's a more accurate diagnosis.
West Virginians want better results than they are getting - in the economy, in job creation, in income, in public schools, in highways and on other fronts.
The House, under Thompson, has passed important changes in tax policy, but in other respects has failed to make needed changes. The House Education Committee, which Thompson controls, has been where education reform goes to die.
House members choose their speaker. They'll sort this out.
But West Virginians have already voted, and they seem in a hurry for change.