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  •  Whoops. Looks like it may be 408 seats (4+ / 0-)
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    ericlewis0, sidnora, elwior, duhban

    for 650 members. Basically, at any one time, about 1/3 of MP's are stuck with Standing Room Only tickets.

    •  Kidding aside, (1+ / 0-)
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      how would they seat them?

      I could imagine an easier time with that in a parliamentary system like England's, where the different parties could make sure that they are sufficiently represented as a bloc for any given vote, but how would the emocratic party decide who gets that last available seat if it were a choice between Alan Grayson and Heath Shuler (I know he's gone, he was just the first Blue Dog to pop into my head)? They're both Democrats.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 10:29:21 AM PST

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