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  •  The Repubs would rather die (6+ / 0-)

    than let that happen.  They'll be quite happy to have a totally compromised Speaker to ignore just to maintain their hold on the admin and funding of the House.

    "It's too LATE to stop now!" - John Lee Hooker

    by Rolfyboy6 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:05:48 PM PST

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    •  I don't know. (3+ / 0-)
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      dougymi, HappyinNM, Philpm

      They see Pelosi as easier to attack and, therefore, discredit so they might prefer handing back the gavel.

      "Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool" - Plato.

      by rainmanjr on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:08:47 PM PST

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      •  Office assignments are the most coveted (4+ / 0-)
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        dougymi, HappyinNM, Philpm, Creosote

        perk of the Speaker's office.  Which House office building you get assigned to and where in the building and what size office is a big deal to the Congresscritters.  And don't think for a second this isn't used punitively.

        "It's too LATE to stop now!" - John Lee Hooker

        by Rolfyboy6 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:35:38 PM PST

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