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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:49 PM

Dems, Progressives Snicker As House GOP Finally Appoints Female Committee Chair

EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO NOVEMBER 30, 2012, 5:01 PM

After days of pressure from Republicans and Democrats alike, House Republican leaders finally put a woman in charge of a committee Friday afternoon. But if Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the House leadership thought choosing Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) to lead the House administration committee — making her the sole female committee chair in the House — would put the issue to bed, they appear to have been mistaken.

Democrats and advocates for women in politics say Miller’s appointment feels like “tokenism” — and say the gender makeup of the House’s committee chairs will follow the GOP to 2014.

“I’m not sure which was worse: House Republicans refusing to have any women Chair a Legislative Committee or only appointing a woman to Chair the Congressional Housekeeping Committee,” said one Democratic official.

The Committee on House Administration oversees the running of the House as well as federal elections. Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), the current chair, lost his bid for reelection on Nov. 6. That meant the House GOP leaders had to fill his slot at the top of the committee.

Full article:
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/women-committee-chairs-republicans.php?ref=fpa

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DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #1
SouthernDonkey Nov 2012 #6
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #7
SDjack Nov 2012 #2
catbyte Nov 2012 #3
freshwest Nov 2012 #4
2naSalit Nov 2012 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:52 PM

1. Hapless, they are hapless. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:39 PM

6. Shiftless, spineless, worthless

I can think of a lot of 'lesses they are.

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:15 AM

7. Yes I agree. nm

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:10 PM

2. Hey, Candice !!! When you see a Goper committee member with

his coffee cup resting on the top of his head, he is signaling to you to fetch the coffee pot and give him a refill.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:19 PM

3. Typical. Candice Miller--WORST SECRETARY OF STATE EVER.

They can't do anything right.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:21 PM

4. Yep. Throw those words they used to degrade minorities right back at them.

*Oooh, affirmative action! Quotas! Lowered Standards! Reverse Discrimination! Tokens! She must not be qualified! Where's the scandal?*

They're a day late and a dollar short, as usual. No, make that a century late and a trillion short.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:39 PM

5. ...

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