January 3, 2007

pelosi-hastert-gavel.bmpCongratulations, Madam Speaker.

In his speech before handing over the gavel, John "Tobacco Check" Boehner noted that the founding fathers probably wouldn't recognize what their grand experiment has become. What do you think Pelosi's achievement means for women and American politics? What do you think Keith Ellison's election (and Virgil Goode's subsequent remarks) says about the diversity (or fear thereof) in our system of government?

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