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Pelosi: No Jackson resolution

From NBC's Mike Viqueira

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that the framed legislative resolution brandished at the Michael Jackson memorial by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee will not be taken up by the House.

House Resolution 600 -- "Honoring an American legend and musical icon" -- praises the life and work of Mr. Jackson and is sponsored by Ms. Jackson Lee. The measure has exactly one co-sponsor, Rep. Dianne Watson (D-LA.)

While Pelosi

says that she encourages members to use to the floor of the House to express sympathy or praise for various individuals that they deem worthy of special notice, she doesn't think it's necessary to have the Jackson resolution on the floor.

"If the idea is to praise the life and work ... then why not do that [in some other way]?" Pelosi said. "A resolution, I think, would open up to contrary views that are not necessary at this time to be expressed in association with the resolution, whose purpose is quite different."

This is not a surprise for folks around these parts, but just so you know.