Guy Benson
It's official.  Congratulations, Mr. Speaker.

Interesting note: Of the 193 House Democrats in the 112th Congress, 19 declined to vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.

UPDATE - Speaker Boehner delivered a short, no-frills speech to the new Congress after taking back the gavel.  Pelosi introduced him; her speech was longer than his.

UPDATE II -  Video of Boehner seizing the gavel and his brief, workmanlike remarks:

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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