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Nancy Pelosi Torpedoes Plan to Honor Michael Jackson in Congress

In the unlikely event that you decided not to take a bathroom break during Texas Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee's never-ending eulogy at Michael Jackson's funeral on Tuesday, you might've heard her mention plans to introduce a congressional resolution to honor the deceased King of Pop (this would've been shortly before the TelePrompTer instructed her to "Please end your comments"). Well, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scuttled the whole thing as it might "open up to contrary views that are not necessary at this time to be expressed in association with a resolution whose purpose is quite different." By this we can only imagine she means that such a resolution might spark a debate among House Republicans over who can do the best moonwalk.

Pelosi Nixes Jackson Memorial Resolution [Caucus/NYT]

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