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John Boehner Shows Some Love for the Ladies ... Who Have to Pee

After the Republicans re-took the House in last month's midterm elections, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio was elected speaker-designate. He had lots of stuff to say about his grand plans for the coming era.

But yesterday, he made another announcement -- this one undoubtedly a great relief to all of the female members that will be serving their constituents during the next session. Boehner committed to commandeer office space adjacent to the House floor for conversion to a women's restroom.

It seems that while there's a little boys' room right near the floor, nobody bothered to install toilets for the ladies at any point after the election of Jeannette Rankin in 1917. But Boehner has swept in, and promised that our phallically challenged representatives will no longer have to sprint downstairs or several halls over should nature call during a hearing on important pending legislation.

Boehner is touting this plan as part of his initiative to "open up the people's House." Presumably that doesn't mean that the stalls in the new can will be doorless.

Posted by Eric Lipman on December 2, 2010 at 11:06 AM | Permalink | Comments (5)


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