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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-19-08 03:09 PM
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Hangin' in the Office With Nancy P. by David Swanson
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I had been to Nancy Pelosi's office in the Cannon House Office Building before. In fact, I'd been there several times and usually had a pleasant stay, often very quick and efficient, other times prolonged by everyone's enjoyment of the songs my friends in pink were singing, and as often as not resulting in new friendships with fine officers of the Capitol Police who accompanied us out. This time was going to be different.

Just a few of us went by there on Wednesday. No cameras. No songs. And no signs, since we'd already left those at the door with our Capitol Police friends, who continue to get the wrong impression about us. We walked in and said "Good afternoon," which they apparently mistook for the voice of the Filipino Monkey saying "We are come to slaughter your children."

Fearing our murderous threats, the police chose not to accompany us down the hall to Pelosi's crib. And, in fact, we were on a very devious mission. We were accompanying a 60-year-old retired college professor who had decided to walk 500 miles from his home to this office in order to ask for 5 minutes of Pelosi's time. John Nirenberg's story of the march he has now completed is at http://www.marchinmyname.org

John attracted a fair amount of attention on his way to D.C. and was able to meet with some members of Congress when he arrived. He said that his own conscience felt much better to him, having completed his walk. But it would not be truly complete until he sat down with Nancy and told her why he'd come: to ask her to put the power of impeachment back in the Constitution.

Nancy P. turns out to be one hip chick. The first thing you notice in her rather bare office is a large glossy magazine prominently displayed on a table. On the cover is a big photo of Nancy with Rudy Giuliani:




Of course we thought this was way cool, and we planned to ask Nancy if she really knew Giuliani and what he was like in person as soon as she got there.

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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-19-08 03:12 PM
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1. She should worry less about being hip and more about being a Democrat.
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-19-08 03:13 PM
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2. WTF?!
What the hell is Pelosi doing on a magazine cover--ANY magazine cover--with The GHOUL?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-19-08 03:15 PM
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3. Is a steaming pile cool?
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 06:41 AM
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4. k&r. the rest of the piece is very good--maddening, but in an amusing sort of way n/t
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 01:41 PM
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5. .
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