Wednesday, January 5, 2011

John Boehner Coasts To Easy Victory Over Nancy Pelosi

New Speaker of the House of Representatives was a co-author of Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America"

As expected, Rep. John Boehner, (R-Oh), won an easy victory as Speaker of the House of Representatives, 241 votes to 173 votes for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, (D-Ca).

A small number of representatives, 19, voted for other candidates such as Ted Poe, (R-Tx), Ron Paul, (L-Tx), or merely indicated they were present.

Mrs. Pelosi, seated on the left of the aisle with her husband and two of her grandchildren, remained composed, but at times displayed a wistful expression as the opposition votes mounted.

She beamed happy smiles at Representatives who indicated their preference for her leadership.

Mr. Boehner was nowhere to be seen in the C-Span simulcast.

He is a neo-conservative co-author with former Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican Representative from Marietta, Georgia, of the celebrated “Contract With America” that Mr. Gingrich enacted with the help of Irving-based Representative Dick Armey, (R-Tx). His victory was no doubt bolstered by the addition of some 80 new conservative Republican Representatives in the November 2 election.

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