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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:05 PM

Boehner Appoints Female House Committee Chair

Source: Talking Points Memo

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced on Friday the appointment of Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) as chairman of the House Administration Committee for the 113th Congress.

“From ensuring the House runs efficiently and smoothly, to making Congress more open and accessible, Candice has a big job ahead as chairman of the House Administration Committee," Boehner said in a statement. "In her new post, Candice will provide the leadership needed to keep operating costs down, save taxpayer dollars, and help lawmakers use new technology to better engage with their constituents."

House Republicans were previously criticized for not appointing any women or minorities to committee chairmanships.

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/boehner-appoints-woman-as-house-admin-committee-chair



What a joke.

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Reply Boehner Appoints Female House Committee Chair (Original post)
octoberlib Nov 2012 OP
iandhr Nov 2012 #1
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #2
LynneSin Nov 2012 #14
24601 Nov 2012 #46
politicaljunkie41910 Nov 2012 #17
Dakota Flint Nov 2012 #24
FreeBC Nov 2012 #39
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #3
niyad Nov 2012 #5
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #33
wryter2000 Nov 2012 #11
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #34
Dont call me Shirley Nov 2012 #4
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #6
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #9
octoberlib Nov 2012 #15
cbayer Nov 2012 #16
xxqqqzme Nov 2012 #32
wryter2000 Nov 2012 #7
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #8
olddad56 Nov 2012 #36
Little Star Nov 2012 #10
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #35
donnasgirl Nov 2012 #12
Brickbat Nov 2012 #13
Divernan Nov 2012 #18
strongermessage Nov 2012 #19
niyad Nov 2012 #41
frylock Nov 2012 #20
Evasporque Nov 2012 #21
SoapBox Nov 2012 #22
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #23
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #25
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #26
madashelltoo Nov 2012 #27
asjr Nov 2012 #28
amb123 Nov 2012 #29
SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2012 #30
1gobluedem Nov 2012 #31
SpartanDem Nov 2012 #37
niyad Nov 2012 #40
rickyhall Nov 2012 #38
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #42
niyad Nov 2012 #43
llmart Nov 2012 #44
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #45
cactusfractal Dec 2012 #47

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:06 PM

1. I guess they found the binder they misplaced.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:06 PM

2. That's an insult

He did that to be insulting. And she oughta tell him to take his job and shove it up his ass.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:17 PM

14. She's a republican - she expects to be treated as a 2nd class citizen

Job position sounds like it's basically office admin

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:23 PM

46. It's the USHR committee with oversight over federal elections. Measuring the posts on DU

regarding elections the past 6 months, it's anything but trivial.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:22 PM

17. So she's a House Wife??

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:44 PM

24. I say Housekeeper is more like it.

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Response to Dakota Flint (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:22 PM

39. Exactly... Chairman of the Housekeeping Committee.

 

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:06 PM

3. Will she have to do the windows as well?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:08 PM

5. nah, just leave at 5 to fix dinner

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:16 PM

33. Amazing isn't it?

Half the country has moved into the 21st century and half moved back to the 19th century. Who said time travel isn't possible?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:11 PM

11. Girls don't do windows

She will have to make and serve the coffee, though.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:18 PM

34. During the 19th century,

the one in which republicans seem to dwell, girls did, indeed, do the windows.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:07 PM

4. NO WAY!!! He let one of those pesky women in the club?!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:08 PM

6. Sounds like a secretarial job.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:11 PM

9. It does.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:18 PM

15. As JustAnotherGen said above , it's an insult .

It's very contemptuous of women. The Repubs misogyny knows no bounds.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:19 PM

16. Agree. How insulting is that?

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:15 PM

32. My first thought as well.

Although now they are named Administrative Assistant, I think.

You can bet the man who chaired this committee before relied on a staff of women to complete the tasks assigned to him.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:11 PM

7. For crying out loud

She's the fugging secretary.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:11 PM

8. I am surprised there is a female republican member of Congress

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:23 PM

36. I think that there is a few.

In the last erection, the number of elected Dem women increased in both houses, GOP women decreased in both houses.

Boner was under pressure to place a token woman in a House chair position. In their minds, this will make the party more appealing to women.

What self respecting woman would even vote republican, let alone run for office as a republican.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:11 PM

10. Which DUer sent him EarlG's pic of the day???? Fess up!

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Response to Little Star (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:23 PM

35. No, she had already been given the privilege of being House Lackey

when this picture came out.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:12 PM

12. Could this be

A little ass kissing on the part of republicans,NAH or could it be they seen the error of their ways NAH,i wonder if they finally woke up NAH,me thinks it's the ass kissing.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:15 PM

13. We wouldn't give women secretarial jobs if they weren't so darn good at it!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:28 PM

18. As of last week, this committee had NO GOP women on it.

The two remaining committees are the Committee on House Administration and the House Ethics Committee. The Committee on House Administration is currently chaired by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), and includes zero Republican women. The Committee on House Ethics chair is Rep. Jo Bonner (R-AL); there are no Republican women on that committee, either.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/28/House-Republican-Women-Press-For-Committee-Chairmanships

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:29 PM

19. Chairman of the House Administration Committee?

Doesn't Boner realize that in the 21st Century it's acceptable to refer to someone as the Chairwoman?

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Response to strongermessage (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:34 PM

41. thank you for pointing this out. we fought this battle in the 70's, but, not surprisingly given

the climate, we are having to fight it all over again. she is either the chairWOMAN, or simply the chair. gender neutral language obviously scares the hell out of them.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:30 PM

20. freshen up my coffee, toots. mkay?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:34 PM

21. He also created new female exlusive House Cleaning Administrative Subcomittee

"The girls are doing a great job with the coffee in the mornings."

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:34 PM

22. ROFL!

Boner, you are a joke! You're PUKE n' BAGGER Party is a joke!!

Now, what was that count? 19 Male and 1 Female....ya, that's about right.

...idiot.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:39 PM

23. They got their token. Did they just make this committee up?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:53 PM

25. Earl GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!

It's obvious they saw his graphic floating around.... timing is way to suspect

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:57 PM

26. This was done for appearance sake

Boner must have gotten wind of the house commitee chair criticism.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:57 PM

27. After everyone POINTED it out, Boner did it

He's an orange ass. Oh, did I forget to say "drunk"?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:07 PM

28. When she shows how well she can clean the mens' restrooms

they may give her a fancy title.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:09 PM

29. TOKEN! House Administration = Glorified HOUSEkeeper.

More proof of the GOP's utter hatred and contempt for womankind.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:12 PM

30. In other words, she was appointed their secretary.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:13 PM

31. House Office Manager

From the description.

Not surprised.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:32 PM

37. They would put a women on the least important committe

NOTHING of national importance comes through there....she's a glorified secretary.

The Committee on House Administration, which consists of 9 members, has jurisdiction over all legislation and other matters relating to the House of Representatives, such as:
Appropriations from accounts (and the expenditure, auditing and settling thereof) for committee salaries and expenses, except for the Committee on Appropriations; House Information Resources; and allowances and expenses of Members, Delegates, the Resident Commissioner, Officers, and administrative offices of the House.
Employment of persons by the House, including staff for Members, Delegates, the Resident Commissioner, and Committees; and reporters of debates.
The Library of Congress, including management thereof.
The House Library.
Statuary and pictures.
Acceptance or purchase of works of art for the Capitol.
United States Botanic Garden.
Purchase of books and manuscripts.
The Smithsonian Institution and the incorporation of similar institutions .
The Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards (Franking Commission).
Printing and correction of the Congressional Record.
Accounts of the House generally.
Assignment of office space for Members, Delegates, the Resident Commissioner, and Committees.
Disposition of useless executive papers.

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Response to SpartanDem (Reply #37)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:32 PM

40. how in the hell does this committee have anything to do with the library of congress or the

botanic gardens or the smithsonian? as I understand, they all have their own governing bodies.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:34 PM

38. Wimin's Work

Sounds like to me...HeHe

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:39 PM

42. Ya know, if women were already instrumental in Rethug top positions, this wouldn't be such big news

But since its an outlier, and so out of the ORDINARY, its news.

K&R for this.

Sad. But there it is....

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:40 PM

43. so I looked her up-- wow, did the bonehead know how to pick 'em?

Candice Miller

Candice S. Miller (born May 7, 1954) is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district, serving since 2003. She is a member of the Republican Party.

The district includes Michigan's Huron, Macomb, and Sanilac counties, plus portions of Lapeer and Oakland counties. She is one of only a few members in Congress whose highest level of education is a high school diploma.


U.S. House of Representatives
Committee assignments

Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security (Chairwoman)
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Caucus memberships

Congressional Boating Caucus (Co-Chair)
Congressional Waterways Caucus
International Conservation Caucus
Jobs Now Caucus (Co-Chair)
Sportsmen's Caucus

For the 110th Congress Miller was appointed to continue her service on the House Armed Services Committee and was added to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over not only surface transportation but also water quality issues related to the Great Lakes. Miller was appointed to the House Committee on Homeland Security in March 2008 and has since left the House Armed Services Committee.
During the 108th Congress, the House Ethics Committee sent her letters of admonishment for having improperly attempted to influence the vote of fellow Michigan congressman Nick Smith on the House floor. She later told the Detroit Free Press, "If a black belt can be intimidated by an overweight middle-age woman, that's too bad."

During the 2003 Iraq War, Mrs. Miller was a member of the Armed Services committee, and part of a "war room" team that relayed information from the Bush administration to Republican members, the news media, and the public.

. . . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candice_Miller

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:43 PM

44. Candyass Miller.....

is from my district of Michigan. She's basically done nothing much since she was originally elected from a very, very rightwing part of Michigan, so no Democrat would have much of a chance winning here anyway. I believe also but could be mistaken that this was an area that was redistricted (is that a word) and where John Bonior used to serve. He was wonderful in my opinion.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:47 PM

45. I assume Boner has been watching MSNBC and got the message/hint.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:34 AM

47. Oh, look. Office manager.

I wonder if they'll let her decide on the coffee vendor.

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