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Posted at 4:30 PM ET, 01/ 5/2011

Quoted: Nancy Pelosi remarks upon the size of John Boehner's gavel

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Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner, 2011. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

"[It] is larger than most gavels here, but the gavel of choice for Mr. Speaker Boehner."

-- Nancy Pelosi coyly handing over one righteous hammer of the gods to John Boehner on his election as speaker of the House Wednesday. (She got a few hoots and whistles from the floor for that one.) While the Senate just has one hammer -- an ivory one from India -- the House has hundreds on hand, most made of wood, from which the Speaker can pick and choose depending on the occasion.

By The Reliable Source  | January 5, 2011; 4:30 PM ET
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