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Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader

Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader - The 112th Congress convened at noon today, and the first order of business was the election of the speaker of the House. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi finished second in the 241-173 vote, losing to her predecessor, John Boehner. Rep. Heath Shuler (D., N.C.) received 11 votes; Rep., John Lewis (D., Ga.), two; and five other Democrats, one apiece. One representative voted "present," and two, including Boehner, did not vote.

The Daily Caller reports that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi changed her Twitter handle last night: "Pelosi dutifully ceded the use of @SpeakerPelosi in exchange for @NancyPelosi. Meanwhile, . . . @SpeakerBoehner became the Ohio congressman's active account Wednesday morning."

Pelosi "celebrated the occasion by declaring the two character shortening a victory for 'RTers,' " whatever those are. Obviously that's why she decided not to use @MinorityLeaderPelosi--still not spoken for at this writing--which is seven characters longer than the old handle. If she loses the RTers, she will have lost Middle America.

The Associated Press reported yesterday that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi "said she had no regrets on her last day as House speaker." Lots of other people also don't regret it was her last day as House speaker.

OK, we admit this is a pretty insubstantial item. But you have to admit, "Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi" sounds awfully nice.

Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader

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