but she won't be Speaker of the House any more. House Minority Leader, if they don't wise up and can her .
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Rightly or wrongly she became the face of what people didn't like about the Democratic Congress. The Speaker tends to get thrown under the bus when there's a change of power, sometimes more deservedly than others.
Her decision to run for Minority Leader is already ruffling feathers in her own party. My opinion is that she shouldn't have done it.
Sorry, but she's been crazy to me since I saw her first appearance on TV as Speaker of the House.
I didn't vote for Obama, but I was willing to see what would happen. But she's been a mad dog character since I first learned her name. I dislike her more than I do John Kerry. When he ran for president, he became my all-time politician to dislike. I said I would vote for a constitutional amendment to let Bill Clinton serve again and vote for him rather than have Kerry in the White House.
Pelosi though has irritated, and frightened even, since she took the position.
Then a ceremonial handing of the gavel to the next one. Here's a wiki, maybe has something in it.
like there is not constitutional requirement that the Speaker of the House currently be member of the house. That was a surprise.
Also a surprise that a Congressman had ever voted for the opposition party's candidate, although it sounds like only once.
Just as big of a surprise there was that his party could strip him of seniority. No surprise the PTB could refuse to appoint him to committees. Not sure what good "seniority" in the House is if you're blackballed from committee appointments anyway. Or maybe that's what being stripped of seniority in this case means.
such as "seniority". They become a means to say "incumbents rule" and therefore encourage states to keep voting their person in so he may gain or retain "seniority" and therefore gain more power which will benefit their state more, such as Kennedy in Massachusetts, before he died. It says that when each Congress opens, some recently elected already have more power and privileges there than others, even though they all arrived there for that Congress based not on previous elections, but the latest only. I think the only ones with standing enough before the courts would be state governors to sue to have such seniority rule overturned as unconstitutional.