November 16, 2006

Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House

Democrats Pick Pelosi, Hoyer as Leaders
Moments after electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker of the House, Democrats chose Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) as their new House majority leader, the No. 2 leadership post, over Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), the AP reports.

The final vote, 149 to 86, wasn't even close.

After making her case for Murtha and losing, Hotline On Call says Pelosi sought unity among Democrats with this remark: "We've had our debate. We've had our disagremeents in that room. Now, that is over. As we say in church, let their be peace on earth and let it begin with us."


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