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Jenkins doesn’t care what she thinks?

It was puzzling when Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, bad-mouthed House leadership at a “Fair Tax” forum Tuesday in Wichita – given that she is part of that leadership. When asked about the chance of getting House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to bring the proposal to a floor vote, Jenkins replied: “We don’t really care what House leadership thinks anymore.” Jenkins also said: “I don’t work for John Boehner; he works for me.” Jenkins serves as vice chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, which her office website points out is “the fifth-highest ranking position in House Republican leadership.” – Phillip Brownlee