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Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis, Midtown, on Jan 10, 2009

If both Bush and Cheney were to resign their offices one hour before the Inauguration, Nancy Pelosi would become, for one hour, the first woman president of the United States. With just a bit of preparation, there might even be a bill of some significance to women for her to sign, another first. I believe protocol would entitle her to the title Madam President the rest of her life. Somebody pass the word up.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 10, 2009 at 8:59 am


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 10, 2009 at 9:35 am

Why not?

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Posted by Armchair Historian
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 10, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Technically, Pelosi would only be "Acting" President, not the actual President. Only a vice president can succeed to the title of President of the United States.

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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Jan 10, 2009 at 7:14 pm


Here's the version I heard:

Bush resigns, and Cheney becomes President.

Cheney appoints Condi Rice as Vice President.

Cheney resigns.

Condi Rice becomes the first Black President, and also the first woman President!

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 11, 2009 at 5:08 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Outie, I like yours even better! Armchair, I will look that up.

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