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Roll Call has just reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked all female Democratic members of Congress “to attend a hastily called meeting Wednesday morning.”

She hasn’t said what the meeting is about, but presumably it concerns passage of the health-care bill. At a guess, it may be the meeting where she admits that she doesn’t have the votes for the bill without an abortion ban to lure in Bart Stupak’s coalition.

At least I hope that’s what the meeting is about. There’s something weird and off-putting about inviting only women, however—since I doubt Pelosi plans to reenact the scene where Lysistrata explains her political strategy to Cleonice.

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