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To: SmithL
"The last Republican to serve as House speaker was Bill Jenkins, who held the office in 1969 and 1970. At the time of his election, the House was evenly divided with 49 Republicans, 49 Democrats and one Independent. The Independent voted for Jenkins."

Obviously, they're not very swift on history. The Independent, a bizarre old man iconoclast from West TN, refused to vote for either the Democrat or Republican. A Black Knoxville Democrat broke the logjam and voted for Jenkins. Heaven forbid they'll mention that.

4 posted on 01/10/2009 8:26:00 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Why that brother was racist against his own people obviously, they must shield the public.

I’ve seen you post about Jenkins before.

Do you have any background on the old coot and the black dem? I imagine the latter was...’dealt with’.


5 posted on 01/10/2009 11:35:25 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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