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To: Kackikat

You might want to try “Sarah Palin for Representative in the House from Arizona” first, since that is first step to Speaker. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Any Speaker of the House does not have to be a member of Congress, the convention is that they are.

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the chamber. The office was established in 1789 by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, which states in part, “The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker...” The current Speaker is John Boehner, a Republican who represents Ohio’s 8th congressional district. The Constitution does not require that the Speaker be an elected House Representative, though all Speakers have been an elected Member of Congress.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speaker_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives

Sarah Palin would make a great Speaker of the House of Representatives.


34 posted on 06/13/2014 10:56:32 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/speaker.htm

I’m well aware of how the Speaker is elected. Just because one does not have to be a member of Congress by law, it is clear that NO ONE has ever been elected Speaker of the House unless they were elected, and they must be voted in by the majority party.

As much as I like Sarah Palin, that logically isn’t going to happen, since as many RINOs as Republicans would be likely to vote against it.... for obvious reasons. So according to the House history, it is ‘being elected first is the first step’ to being Speaker, period..


35 posted on 06/13/2014 11:37:15 AM PDT by Kackikat
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