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- n. The role or status of speaker
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office of speaker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of Speaker in a legislative body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the position of Speaker
After his active extracurricular sex life was revealed and he was eased out with DeLay leading the easing, his quick replacement for the speakership was the nonconfrontational Dennis Hastert, whose top priority was decidedly not revolutionary: to bring order out of chaos in the House.
"In the 15 years after he left the speakership, the speaker has been working as an influence peddler in Washington."
So on stage--a one-term governor; a guy who quit the speakership; a guy who lost by 18 points; and a lunatic.
Oh and he wasn't forced out of the speakership, he left because he's so humble.
To others who weathered the storms of the Gingrich speakership, a Gingrich administration is hard to fathom.
The exception is Mrs. Pelosi, who would lose her speakership and perhaps resign if Democrats lose their majority.
When it came to pass that John Boehner would assume the speakership, one would have thought the party was inheriting Millard Fillmore.
The Djibouti talks saw elements of the ICU integrated into the TFG, with Mr. Ahmed assuming the presidency and Aden eventually regaining the speakership in early 2010.
The prospect of a Boehmer speakership, a man of known cluelessness and morally daged liar would be harmful to the united states – but it is just the sort of destructive act of spiteful hate that republicans specialize in. pseudonymous in nc says:
I really admire the spine this lady has shown, especially knowing that she's staring at the probability that she will lose her speakership as the result of her ramrodding the health care bill to passage.
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