Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Republicans Vote Unanimously on Leaders

Hat tip: BVBL

The Republican Caucus in the House of Representatives not only elected John Boehner (R-OH) as the new Speaker on a unanimous vote, but also, in a spirit of bipartisanship, voted for Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader. “We have been accused of being uncooperative and partisan,” said new Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). “However, this is our first step to reach out to the new minority party to help keep them in that lovable situation for a very long time.”

While local Democrat Gerry Connolly (D-VA) did not reveal how he voted, his recent opponent offered words of encouragement. “I definitely support having Nancy Pelosi as Democratic Leader,” said Keith Fimian. "Her presence in such a position will ensure long-term employment for any house inspection business.”

Nancy Pelosi herself was initially receptive to the Republican gesture. However, she became angered when she read the fine print and found out that Republicans were going to require her to fly coach. “So much for having to pass a bill to find out what is in it,” quipped a Republican aide.

Cross-posted at Virginia Virtucon.