Friday, September 22, 2006

Pelosi: bipartisanship,civility will rock

pelosi on lehrer:
JIM LEHRER: So all the problems of the Congress are the Republicans fault?

REP. NANCY PELOSI: Well, I think that the Republicans have taken great pride in saying that they control everything. They had the mandate, the House, the Senate, and the White House.

We're proposing a new direction, a new direction with our Six for '06 that I told you about, but also that starts with integrity, where if you cut off the link between special interests and legislation, and are there really for the people, where we have civility, bipartisan administration of the House, where the voices of the minority are heard no matter who is in charge, and fiscal discipline.

We haven't had that. If we have it, then we can move quickly into the people's business. We are, after all, the people's House.

JIM LEHRER: Are you serious about this...


JIM LEHRER: ... that, if the Democrats win control of the House in November, that you will bring the Republicans in and operate in a bipartisan way?

REP. NANCY PELOSI: Absolutely. And we've put it in writing in our New Direction for America. It's in writing in here, and it's available at

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