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Will Pelosi deploy ‘the Shea-Porter solution?’

March 17, 2010 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health

Carol Shea-Porter

Carol Shea-Porter

As Republicans and tea party activists reacted with outrage to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s apparent endorsement of the so-called “Slaughter Solution,” a parliamentary trick thought up by Pelosi ally Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) to pass the unpopular health care bill without actually having a vote, is the Speaker now considering “the Shea-Porter Solution?”

Late Tuesday, Pelosi called in all female Democratic members of Congress for a secret meeting on Wednesday. A staffer of the Speaker said only that the subject of the meeting was “to be determined.”

NowHampshire.com wonders if the Speaker is preparing to deploy the “Shea-Porter Solution,” at this stage. In January, Dem. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter told a group of constituents that if the female members of Congress sent the men home they could pass the health care bill by the weekend.

Appended below are two videos of Shea-Porter advocating the Send-The-Men-Home strategy:

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