Friday, September 22, 2006

Pelosi: liberals bad, conservatives good.

oh jeebus. pelosi on lehrer:
JIM LEHRER: But just in shorthand terms, it is correct to say, is it not, that if the Democrats do take control of House, whether you're speaker or not, it's going to be a more liberal House of Representatives than there is now, correct?

REP. NANCY PELOSI: It's going to be a more bipartisan Congress. It's going to be a more productive Congress. It's going to be a Congress that is about the future. And, yes, that will be a new direction.

JIM LEHRER: And, for instance, to be specific, for instance, if the Democrats were in charge of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee would be a Democrat. And he would not be saying probably what Duncan Hunter said today about this new deal, correct?

REP. NANCY PELOSI: It would be Ike Skelton, who's a very conservative Democrat from Missouri, who has impeccable national security credentials, has the respect of members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, and, in fact, the administration. He's revered.

1 comment:

calipendence said...

Though Pelosi also was a bit over the top on her commens on Chavez yesterday too, I'm wondering if she's intentionally trying to sound more "in the middle" so that the Republicans can't play the fear card on their base and others when campaigning for November about what kind of president she would be if she were put in power with an impeachment of Bush and Cheney. If she were stridently more progressive in her stances, you know they'd be saying that this is who the Democrats want to have president in 2007! Of course I would want that scenario too, but anything I guess to tone down the fear quotient that they can use against us...