This afternoon House Republicans unanimously elected John Boehner their designee for Speaker of the House. Below are excerpts from Boehner’s acceptance speech:Unanimously elected Speaker!
∙ “This is the dawn of a new majority. . one I believe will be humbler, wiser, and more focused than its predecessors on the priorities of the people. It will have these traits not because of me, but because of you, and the people you serve. It will have these traits because it was forged in the fires of a new movement that repudiated Washington, and gave us more than 80 new colleagues to stand with us for freedom and smaller government.”
∙ “The job of the next Speaker is to work to restore the institution. . .restore it to being the People’s House. It’s not about us; it’s about them. And what they want is a smaller, less costly, more accountable government. More jobs, less spending. It’s that simple.
∙ "For the good of our nation, and the hopes and dreams of future generations, we have to get this right. We’re going to move ahead with humility. . .cheerful in our demeanor, and steady in our principles. . .always mindful that the power we hold is entrusted to us by our fellow countrymen and the nation we serve. I’m honored and humbled by your confidence in me to lead the House as we begin this journey. From the bottom of my heart – thank you. Let’s get to work.”
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Excerpts from Boehner's Acceptance Speech