Quote of the Day: The A-Hole Factor

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From spokeswoman Leslie Shedd, passing along what her boss, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, said was the real reason that three tea-party conservatives were recently booted from their committee assignments:

It had to do with their inability to work with other members, which some people might refer to as the a—hole factor.

“I wouldn’t have thought a-holery was against House GOP rules,” snarks Ed Kilgore, “but maybe there are limits, even in that community.” Apparently so.

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