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Boehner Scurries to Find Woman in All Male GOP Boys’ Club to Chair Committee She’s Not Even On

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AFTER BEING busted for an all white, all male Republican leadership monopoly, with no woman in sight, Speaker John Boehner responds by taking a woman not even on the committee, because there are no women on the last remaining committees without a chairman, and sticking her in the leadership position. Never mind that Rep. Candice Miller is on the homeland security committee and wanted to chair a committee she was actually on! They still picked the white guy over the woman.

But after an election that exemplified the Republican Party’s problem with women, Boehner had to break down and give in.

After taking heat for stacking House committee chair posts with all white men in the next Congress, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appears to have found his binder full of women. Boehner announced Friday that Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) will chair the House Administration Committee — a committee that Miller wasn’t even on until now. [Huffington Post]

Mitt Romney incurred derision for his “binder full of women” during the election, but at least he had one.

This cosmetic shift was due to the obvious failings of the Republican Party’s continued patriarchy, with the war on women including the GOP’s inability to honor equality in their own ranks. If they can’t do that there’s no way they can offer women an equal place in policy.

At least now they have 1 woman in a leadership position. One.

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6 Responses to Boehner Scurries to Find Woman in All Male GOP Boys’ Club to Chair Committee She’s Not Even On

  1. Joyce Arnold December 1, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Maybe it’s a new rallying cry for them, a version of “We’re number one!”

    • Taylor Marsh December 1, 2012 at 10:00 am #


  2. secularhumanizinevoluter December 1, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Goyya love some repugnantklan/teabagger/UBERChristian antics!!

  3. angels81 December 1, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Wow! Bonehead appoints a women to chair the committee that’s in charge of decorating, now that should shut up all you women who say republicans don’t get it.


  4. ladywalker68 December 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Taylor–what is your problem? There…he went and appointed a woman. Seems like no matter how “hard” they try, they can never please the lefty communist socialist base of sluts who want ,to have choices and equal footing in the world.

    Never mind it is for a committee that she isn’t even on, or that this is an after thought. Don’t you know that in Republican World there are no women qualified for anything except token jobs that ensure they are home in time to fix dinner and wipe their husband’s asses???

    Frankly, this is more insulting than if he had just left the entire committee to be a true reflection of lens through which Country Club Republican Party views the world.

    • secularhumanizinevoluter December 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

      OR to be ready to accept a lil gift from GAWD if any MAN happens to need to satisfy his urge to procreate.

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