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Boehner To Create House ‘Ladies’ Room’

From a bemused Associated Press:

Boehner to create ladies’ room off House floor

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Associated Press Wed Dec 1, 2010

WASHINGTON – Call it congressional potty parity.

House Speaker-to-be John Boehner is planning to install the first-ever women’s restroom next to the floor of the House of Representatives.

Boehner’s office says he’ll direct the Architect of the Capitol to convert an office into a ladies’ room just steps away from where lawmakers cast votes and debate legislation. It mirrors the space occupied by a men’s restroom on the other side of the House chamber.

Female members of the House have long complained that while their male colleagues can duck in and out of a men’s room right next to the chamber, their closest available restroom is much further away in the Congressional Women’s Reading Room, across the ornate Statuary Hall filled with sculptures of prominent Americans.

The new restroom will be located in what’s now the office of the House parliamentarian — the official who advises lawmakers on legislative procedure. That office will be relocated.

Boehner said the change was "long overdue."

When he takes the gavel in January, Boehner will replace the first female Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Notice that the AP neglects to mention that Ms. Pelosi, who was speaker for the last four years, did not bother to do this.

If their political affiliations were reversed, that fact would have been featured in the headline and lede paragraph.

The new, Republican-controlled Congress will have 71 female members.

A ladies’ room adjacent to the Senate floor was installed in 1993, after the so-called "year of the woman" when five were elected to that chamber.

Boehner’s move comes shortly after rumors circulated that the new speaker might seek to do away with a private room in the Capitol championed by Pelosi where women can breast-feed or pump breast milk.

His staff rejected the claim.

Notice that Ms. Pelosi thought a ‘nursing room’ should have priority over a woman’s restroom – which, of course, could have doubled for both. To borrow from the old PSA: ‘that is your brain on Botox. Any questions?’

And speaking of brains, this is what a thoughtful reader at the Politico sees Mr. Boehner’s fiendish ploy:

This act just proves how much the Rethuglicans hate women and want to keep them in their place. If the Rethugs truly cared about equality for women they’d institute unisex bathrooms. Next they’ll be building a separate bathroom for the Congressional Black Caucus.

There is no pleasing some people. Especially the Soros/DNC troll hirelings who infest every corner of the internet.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Boehner To Create House ‘Ladies’ Room’”

  1. AcornsRNutz says:

    “This act just proves how much the Rethuglicans hate women and want to keep them in their place. If the Rethugs truly cared about equality for women they’d institute unisex bathrooms. Next they’ll be building a separate bathroom for the Congressional Black Caucus.”

    I believe most segregation legislation came from the Democrat party, sweetheart. This comment would be hilarious were it not for the fact that these types of “thinkers” now run the country, and have permeated every aspect of our society. How is anyone’s guess, they appear to lack the intellect to count above 10 wearing closed toed shoes, but the fact remains.

  2. U NO HOO says:

    ‘nursing room’

    Seriously, if you are having children, stay home and raise them. This applies to men also.

  3. U NO HOO says:

    “they appear to lack the intellect to count above 10 wearing closed toed shoes”

    Yeah, I grew up on a dirt street in a northern city and I can count to twenty with mittens and shoes on.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Pelosi’s Privy?
    “The” place to take a dump!

  5. oldpuppydixie says:

    Way to GO, Johnny!!! We have leftist thugs deliberately destroying the United States, but it’s HEARTENING to know that you’ll see to the REEEEEELY important things first!!!!!!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I’m waiting for the gubbamint funded Mooselimb foot bath. Just like at some of the major airports. Funded by you know whoooooo!


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