yet she consistently block their way. It makes one wonder -- it makes ME wonder -- how Mrs. Pelosi was so quickly persuaded to let Bush serve out his full term? Mass murder aside, lying aside, torture aside, illegal surveillance aside, co-opting "Justice" aside, Speaker Pelosi likes him!! HOW CAN SHE LIKE A MASS MURDERER?! Here is the conversation (in video and text) between Speaker Pelosi and Mr. King:
"he's taken us into war, that he's taken us into debt, that he's taken us into recession, loss of life, reputation... the [in]capability of our military to protect America's interests wherever it's sent... missed opportunity on energy independence and reversing global warming...,"
King: What's it like to work with the President?
Pelosi: The President and I have a fine relationship, I think.
King: Do you like him?
Pelosi: Personally, yes. It's not anything personal. I just don't like his policies. I think that he's taken us into war, that he's taken us into debt, that he's taken us into recession, loss of life, reputation, [unintelligible], the capability of our military to protect America's interests wherever it's sent. It's huge. I think missed opportunity on energy independence and reversing global warming is a missed opportunity. There's so much we could have done but it's just a matter of months and we'll be able to do it.
King: My late friend Tip O'Neill told me he argued frequently with President Reagan but never with animosity.
King: Do you [and the President] argue?
Pelosi: Yes, but I think he understands, as do I. He has to do what he has to do and I have to do what I have to do. And I have to try and find common ground and then stand my ground - the ground for the Congress when we don't find that. But President was here yesterday [huge smile]. We gave the Congressional Gold Medal to Michael DeBakey [renowned heart surgeon]. Can you just imagine 99 years old?
Pelosi: We had a very amiable conversation. It's not personal. And you know the President is not that kind of a person. He's not a bitter kind of a person so - and I certainly respect our differences of opinion and I have very serious differences of opinion with the President.
There's that "bitter" word again. I just wonder what George W. Bush could possibly be bitter about - that his mountain bike got scratched - or that Jeb outgrew his big brother? What the hell does this Speaker believe has not served this indulgent addict turned war criminal's well? She's certainly not let him down.
And still another big thanks to Larry King in his interview with Speaker Pelosi for breaking corporate media's silence on Cindy Sheehan's campaign. Clearly there are huge differences between Pelosi and Sheehan. Pelosi has corporate roots. Sheehan is grassroots. Pelosi has green. Sheehan is green. Pelosi ignores the Constitution. Sheehan ensures the Constitution. But the most glaring difference, as evidenced by the conversation above, is that for Pelosi this war is NOT personal, but for Sheehan it's PERSONAL IN EVERY WAY. Sheehan lost her son in the war on Iraq. Sad that Speaker Pelosi, who has a son of her own, was so dismissive of Sheehan's candidacy.
Cindy Sheehan first became famous when she asked George W. Bush to tell her "for what noble cause my son [Casey] died," but Mr. "Not Bitter" refused. George W. Bush, the man Speaker Pelosi shields from investigation, ignored the mother of a soldier who was killed. Yet Speaker Pelosi likes him!
Tell me - which of these two candidates belongs in Congress in San Francisco - the protector and enabler of war criminals, or the person who battles the criminals and their war?
Here's the conversation between Speaker Pelosi and Larry King (in video and text) that breaks corporate media's ban on covering Sheehan's campaign. Thanks again, Larry, for addressing the campaign, and for asking Speaker Pelosi if she'd debate Cindy Sheehan - which is a spectacularly democratic idea.
King: You mentioned Iraq. I guess the most famous anti-war activist, Cindy Sheehan, is gonna run against you.
King: In the Democratic Primary?
Pelosi: No, as an Independent, I think.
King: She's running as a [unintelligible]. How would you... would you debate her? How do you view that? I guess you share her views, don't you?
Pelosi: Yeah, yes, well, god bless her. I think it's a reflection of the dissatisfaction the people have that we have not been able to end war - but we were hoping that the President would have more - pay more attention to wishes that the American people - not turn a tin ear them to them and a blind eye to what's actually happening in Iraq. But god bless her for her advocacy. Cindy Sheehan lost her son in Iraq and so she has all of my sympathy, respect for her sacrifice her family has made.
King: Surprised she picked you to run against?
Pelosi: I don't even think about it. You know I have a day job...
Yes, Madam Speaker, you do have a "day job." And your job description comes straight from the Constitution. Rather than continuing to protect and enable George Bush, Dick Cheney, and the rest of their cabal, why not abide by Article I Section 2 of the Constitution and initiate investigations of their acts? And how about debating Cindy Sheehan? It's time to take your job personally, Mrs. Pelosi. The world is crumbling under your watch.
How 'bout HEARTING the Constitution rather than those who have torn it apart?