And the cost of renovating the space to which the House Parliamentarian will move is not even figured in yet. Politico has the details, which includes information that in 2007, when Nancy Pelosi came in, Democrats did look at taking care of the long-standing issue but decided that the cost was prohibitive.
Most fun quote:
“This is about respect for female members of the House,” said [Speaker-to-be-John Boehner's spokesman Michael] Steel.
In the best Amy Poehler voice, “Really? Really?“ Well – okay – great. I look forward to all the ways in which Boehner is going to show respect for female members of the House. Let the respect begin (especially as Aretha is ailing, very very sadly).
Anyone want to write up a Top Ten Ways To Show Respect For Female Members of the House list?