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Boehner Goes From Pin Cushion To Once Again House Speaker In A Day

January 3, 2013

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What a difference a day makes.

Just 24 hours after he was reviled by his colleagues in Congress for delaying a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief, John Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House on Thursday.

It was a love fest that in some ways typified the dysfunction of Washington, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.

Since Wednesday, Congress has been like the review of a bad movie — they laughed, they cried, they reviled, they applauded.

Boehner went from being a jilted lover for stalling a Sandy aid vote to the guy who gets the girl, or in this case again retaining his spot as third in line to the presidency.

“We cannot believe that this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region,” Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Wednesday.

“There was a betrayal and there was an error in judgment,” added Rep. Michael…

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