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carzen Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:45 PM
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Pelosi says it may take a woman to clean up the House
Nancy Pelosi stands to make life much tougher for President Bush if the November 7 elections net her a powerful job that puts her just two steps behind him.

The 66-year-old California liberal stands to become the first woman to lead the House of Representatives if she and fellow Democrats win control of the chamber from Bush's Republicans.

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"The only way to deal with Bush is as a co-equal branch of government," she said. "The Republican Congress has been a rubber stamp for his failed policies" on such basics as fiscal and national security.

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"Maybe it will take a woman to clean up the House, and a new speaker to restore civility," Pelosi said.



http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=pol...
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:52 PM
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1. I love how the Media Industrial Complex calls Pelosi a "liberal".
She's Washington establishment. To call any Washingtonian a "liberal" at this point is like calling Ghandi a venture capitalist.

Pelosi's also quite wealthy.

However, she is a smart, eloquent woman, and yet disappointedly has become increasingly detached from those in her district who unanimously oppose the war. She's neither conservative nor liberal.
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:55 PM
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6. How is she off on the war?
From her site:

http://www.house.gov/pelosi/press/releases/Sept06/April...

Pelosi: War in Iraq Is Making it Harder for America to Fight and Win the War on Terror

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Contact: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the New York Times report on an April 2006 National Intelligence Estimate which concluded that the war in Iraq was making the war on terror more difficult to fight and win.

The news report on the National Intelligence Estimate is further proof that the war in Iraq is making it harder for America to fight and win the war on terror.

Five years after 9/11 and Osama bin Laden is still free and not a single terrorist who planned 9/11 has been caught and brought to justice. President Bush should read the intelligence carefully before giving another misleading speech about progress in the war on terrorism.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:10 PM
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11. Wealthy people can't be liberal, huh?
News to me.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:53 PM
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15. No kidding - someone better tell Ted Kennedy!
:P
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KDLarsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:14 PM
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32. George Soros! Paging George Soros!
;)
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:13 PM
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12. Wealthy people can be liberal -- even VERY liberal n/t
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Mr. Jinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:52 PM
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2. To Quote "Airplane 2"
McCroskey: What's a woman doing in charge of that ship?

Jacobs: Maybe she has her ship together!

Go Nancy!
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:19 PM
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18. great movie and a great lady to lead our nation..
I am looking forward to our victory.
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:52 PM
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3. hehe. That's a funny quote.
It makes me think of the republicans as a bunch of slobby boys playing with tonka trucks and Pelosi as their mother. :)
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:54 PM
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4. Ok. I'll just go bowling with my buddies
...be in late.
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:55 PM
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5. Wait a minute...
she's saying that cleaning house is women's work? :evilgrin:

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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:02 PM
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8. Apparently for that House it is. (nt)
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:10 PM
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10. Lol!
:D
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:57 PM
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7. Nice way to turn that "mommy party" bullshit around on them.
So, Republicans, does mommy need to bail your ass out again? You ungrateful little bastards.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:11 PM
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24. Yes. "Mommy" has to step in and clean up after you again, and
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 06:15 PM by calimary
straighten out your ass. Especially since "daddy" is AWOL - too busy running off with the cute young boys.

And YES, it's an EXCELLENT way to turn their derisive "mommy party" crap back on them. My husband's family had this running joke based on an encounter at a family picnic years ago, when my late father-in-law was a kid. There was a cousin named Clarence. One of the female elders in the family turned to him at one point and said "now remember, Clarence, your mother always knows best." Since then, that's also acquired a second version - "...your mother is always right." Either way. And we still quote that to this very day. The House of Reps could use that admonishment, too.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:02 PM
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9. There's a reason why "housekeepers" are always women.....
we're especially suited to the job. It's time we be given the opportunity to do our thing.

The frat boys have made a royal mess.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:39 PM
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13. Considering the fact that it is a toilet...
now don't flame me - speaker-to-be Pelosi started it. I think it is actually a great counter to the vile meme of 'oh no what if Nancy Pelosi gets in power'. Women always get stuck with the dirty house cleaning jobs.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:40 PM
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14. And the joke from someone at the Montreal Comedy Festival:
How to find WMD? Send a woman in: "honey(Rummy) I found them (WMD), right where you left them"
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:56 PM
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16. Get out the BROOMS! What a great symbol for this election!!!!
BROOMS everywhere...to sweep the dirt out of OUR HOUSE!

BROOMS in ads! BROOMS on brochures! BROOMS on the internet! BROOMS out in the precincts for get-out-the-vote!

Let's CLEAN THE HOUSE! And the Senate, too!

Might as well use the witch meme to our benefit--they're so worried about women ("femminazis") ruling over them! FEMMINAZIES WITH BROOMS!!! Why not get IN THEIR FACES?!!

It'll be Halloween in two weeks. Oh, the possibilities!
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:08 PM
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17. She's smart to remind voters about this.
It's high time that govt looked more like US.
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:20 PM
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19. A 'woman' to clean up the house
that's just plain sexist. Okay then the 'men' can take out the garbage. ;)
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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:32 PM
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20. Try telling that to my friends ex-wife....
she's a repug. :evilgrin:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:42 PM
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21. I like that: "Maybe it will take a woman to clean up the House"
That's as good as her saying she will "drain the swamp" the first 100 hours.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:56 PM
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22. Awesome sound bite!
Go Nancy!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:08 PM
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23. YO HO Nancy-go for it.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:29 PM
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25. Damn Straight, Sister!
It is the inevitable conclusion. Just don't forget to add Impeachment to your To Do List, right after there's a sitting Congress. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:41 PM
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26. Don't you mean "President Pelosi"...
After Bush and Cheney, she's third in succession... impeachment time...

Doug D.
Orlando, FL
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:53 PM
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27. Nancy Pelosi will make a splendid Speaker of the House. nt
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:58 PM
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28. I think there should be alot of women to clean up the House and
Senate!!!
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:19 AM
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30. Yes, my thought too! Lots of women and a few good men.
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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:30 PM
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29. Now that...
...is a great tagline.

"It may take a woman to clean up the house!"

Run with it Nancy, run with it...
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 11:46 AM
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31. This is My Blog of the Day!
Nancy **Stars** in my "Standing Up" comic series....


Check it out. :evilgrin:





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