PELOSI: I don't even think about it much. You know, I have a day job. We're here trying to –
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Larry King Live
April 24, 2008
I arrived home from Oakland where I had just been doing my day/night job and I turned on my TV in time to see the end of the Larry King interview with my Congressional opponent, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca). I sat on my couch, switched on the TV, and there she was. I watched for a few seconds while she blamed George Bush for taking the billions of dollars that she gives him every six months (like clockwork) to continue the explicitly illegal and infinitely immoral occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Then, out of the clear blue, Larry asked her about my candidacy. This was the first time, to my knowledge that she has been publicly confronted about me. I have never seen her without her mask on and last night was no exception. She talked about my candidacy reflecting the dissatisfaction of the American public with the war and when he asked her if she was surprised that I had chosen her to run against, she condescendingly said the above.
First of all, I hope she makes the most out of her "day job" for the next eight months or so, because the people of San Francisco are going to remove her and hire me in November. The current issue of San Francisco Magazine asks this compelling question on the cover: Has Speaker Pelosi been a failure? The article then pretty much allows the Speaker, in interview style, to come to her own conclusion that she has not been a failure, but if that were true, our troops would be out of Iraq, BushCo would be out of the White House and our country would not be in a devastating recession as we speak.
In a current ad campaign, Nancy sits on a love-seat with Newt Gingrich yammering about working together to create a better ecology, however her Congress passed another, too-little/too-late bill to benefit corporations while harming our environment and future. By 2017 all autos sold in the US must have a minimum of 35 mile per gallon standard. This is her one piece of environmental legislation that is a success for automakers, but again, we the people suffer. Wars for oil are literally sucking the life out of our communities while the pollution is choking the air we breathe. I bet everyone who owns a car right now wishes they could get 35 miles per gallon, at least, and many do! The technology is there and if we must drive and it seems like most of us must, it's time to give some kind of credit, maybe in the form of down payment assistance, or lower interest rates on loans for "gas guzzler" exchanges. BushCo did the same for people who wanted to buy SUVs…let's have a reverse exchange and conserve our resources for once!
Ms. Pelosi's most abject failure of her "day job" besides having an open Gucci purse (fund the war contrary to American opinion or common sense), policy is her disappointing and traitorous act of taking impeachment "off the table."
There are probably many "day jobs" that Nancy Pelosi qualifies for, but representing the people of San Francisco is not one of them. She opposes universal, single-payer health care and has promoted and voted for "free" trade agreements that are the major contributing factors to environmental degradation, job loss, or job insufficiency, and to the food riots happening all over the globe today: coming next to a community near you.
81% of Americans think this nation is on the wrong track and the 19% who don't, belong to the country clubs and board rooms with people that have the last names of Pelosi, Bush and Cheney---and the rest see this as a "hallelujah" moment for the second coming of Jesus---Nancy Pelosi's day job is to co-pilot the USA to destruction with George Bush as the pilot.
All I can say is, don't spend your "economic stimulus" all in one place and while the "bread" of the Romanesque empire is hitting your mailbox you can entertain yourself with the circus of American Idol.
It's time we hire new pilots for our ship of state: obviously the old ones have lost OUR course. I hope Nancy keeps underestimating and dismissing the people's campaign to eject her out of the co-pilot seat. Maybe her mask will finally drop when our dose of reality kicks in!
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