Talk:Lorraine Miller

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Reversion of incorrect statement[edit]

I have twice reverted, and will continue to revert, the contention in the article that Ms. Miller was removed as Clerk of the House because she is African-American. The change of Clerk was the inevitable result of the change in control of the House from Democratic to Republican with the start of the 112th Congress. Although the Clerk performs largely nonpartisan functions, it is well-accepted that this officership is within the sole control of the majority party, and specifically of the Speaker. Ms. Miller is a Democrat and before becoming Clerk, as the article notes, was a long-serving aide to Nancy Pelosi. Ms. Miller's predecessor and successor, Karen Haas, is a Republican and formerly worked as an assistant to Republican leadership within the House.

There is no need, and no evidence, to suggest that a racial motive was involved. Making this allegation without evidence is a violation of our policy on articles concerning living persons and is unacceptable. Please note that reversion of BLP violations is exempt from the three-revert rule. Newyorkbrad (talk) 21:04, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Not nominated for clerk in 112th Congress[edit]

There is no mention of the fact that she was not re-nominated for clerk by the Democratic caucus at the beginning of the 112th congress. Does anyone know why? I could not find any information about it. 24.128.247.159 (talk) 21:50, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Often the outgoing House officers are not renominated on the minority party's slate for the new Congress, because there's no particular advantage to them in being nominated and losing in a foreordained vote. Typically, the minority party's candidates for House officers are the individuals who will be serving as senior aides to the minority party leadership in the new Congress (and who are mentioned in a resolution adopted later on the first day of the session naming six statutory minority employees). Our article doesn't say: do we know whether Ms. Miller is doing so? Newyorkbrad (talk) 23:59, 7 February 2011 (UTC)