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How is the Speaker of the House selected?

I mean I know they are voted in as a Representative, but who decides which one is the Speaker, is it a Presidential appointment, or do the other representatives vote on it, or do they campaign for the seat of speaker and the people vote, or what?
How did Nancy Pelosi get to be the Speaker of the House?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Apr. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (10)
  • How did Nancy Pelosi get to be the Speaker of the House?

    Kevlar kneepads
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:43 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • Members of congress in the majority choose.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • She is perhaps the most worthless side-stepping, lying, and self serving ego-maniac politician in Washington today. She makes me sick
    myame

    Answer by myame at 6:53 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • How did Nancy Pelosi get to be the Speaker of the House?

    Kevlar kneepads


    Seriously uncool.  You call yourself a woman.  Un-cool.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • I don't know what that is, but I get the gist of it..
    Yup majority vote by the other members
    AMomo3

    Answer by AMomo3 at 7:00 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • How old are you OP?It is pretty basic thing to know.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:15 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • Well, for what it's worth NP, I thought it was terribly funny.  

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 7:23 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • Kevlar Kneepads, is indeed hilarious. Very funny indeed, you score points mucho grande today.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 7:57 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • How did Nancy Pelosi get to be the Speaker of the House?

    Kevlar kneepads

    LMAO- great response!!
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 8:11 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • Ok even I have to laugh at that one NP LMBO of course the extreme pc types read into it like every damn thing else lol
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:32 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

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