John Boehner appoints Candice Miller as committee chair, is branded misogynist

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Yesterday, Twitchy reported on a growing call from conservatives for House Majority Leader John Boehner to simply walk away from the White House’s “tax more, spend more” bid to avoid hitting the fiscal cliff. The logic behind that strategy? For one, many reason that Republicans will be saddled with the blame no matter what happens. If anyone doubts that fact of political life, today’s news from Capitol Hill provides a prime example.

Hearing criticism, Boehner namesa woman to chair committee — a committee she wasn’t even on huff.to/Slam9E

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) November 30, 2012

Today Boehner announced that Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) will chair the House Administration Committee. It’s not the most exciting development this week, but the media quickly found an angle: Boehner buckled under criticism that all GOP chairs were white men. But naming Miller chair would be a good thing then, right? Oh, so wrong.

GOP House of Reps makes Candice Miller a glorified secretary by offering her an insulting committee chair position. maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/…

— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) November 30, 2012

Woman will lead House panel via @politico for iPhone Figures Boehner appoints woman to what is a glorified domestic! politi.co/Wzd62G

— Richard Friedman (@rcfwilmette) November 30, 2012

The GOP assigns a Woman to HOUSEKEEPING. Brilliant. #tcot > RT @thesourceradio: Candice Miller Breaks All-Male (cont) tl.gd/k6jbd0

— Richard Avalon (@AntiWacko) November 30, 2012

@candicemiller Hiya Tolken! How proud you must be to be the ONE woman the GOP gave a chair #WeStillSeeTheRampantMisogyny #GOPAmericanTaliban

— Laurel_Hardy (@Laurel_Hardy1) November 30, 2012

PROFILES IN COURAGE: Under fire, Boehner finds a woman, puts her on a committee and names her chair. huff.to/V9uTvU

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) November 30, 2012

After not appointing any girls to run actual committees GOP has now appointed girl to make sure House runs smoothly. 1.usa.gov/SzPjzV

— emptywheel (@emptywheel) November 30, 2012

#BinderGate MT @jbendery Under fire, Boehner finds a woman, puts her on a committee, names her chair huff.to/V9uTvU

— Zach Carter (@zachdcarter) November 30, 2012

Boehner finds woman to chair committee, will force other chairs into awkward “Bosom Buddies” situation. huff.to/V9uTvU

— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) November 30, 2012

For her part, Miller doesn’t sound like she takes the appointment as an insult.

Honored to serve as Chair of House Administration Committee & ensure the House runs in an effective & efficient manner goo.gl/bQEuU

— Candice Miller (@CandiceMiller) November 30, 2012

President Obama was quick to come to the defense of U.N. Sec. Susan Rice, daring her critics to come after him instead. Will he call to console “token housekeeper” Miller and praise her for her extraordinary work? He could say something like this:

Congrats to @candicemiller on her appointment to chair the House Administration Committee! #Michigan @migop #tcot

— Shelley M G (@ShelleyMGO) November 30, 2012

It’s just a pity that the fact that @candicemiller is a woman (duh!) is overshadowing the reasons WHY she deserves the appointment. #tcot

— Shelley M G (@ShelleyMGO) November 30, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/30/john-boehner-appoints-candice-miller-as-committee-chair-is-branded-misogynist/

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