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bottomtheweaver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-19-09 07:38 PM
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Under fire, Pelosi gets backing from fellow Democrats
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Carolyn Lochhead, SF Chronicle Washington Bureau
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

(05-19) 15:44 PDT Washington -- President Obama pointedly singled out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for kudos today, lending vital support to the embattled San Francisco Democrat.

In a sun-soaked Rose Garden ceremony announcing tighter auto emissions and mileage standards, Obama opened by heaping praise on Pelosi, saying she has "just been cracking the whip and, you know, making Congress so productive over these last several days. We are grateful for her."

A top Democrat also demanded that the CIA correct a factual error in its timeline of congressional torture briefings at the heart of Pelosi's troubles.

While the dustup over what Pelosi was told by the CIA on Sept. 4, 2002, has hurt her poll numbers, there is no sign that it has damaged her hold on power or even dented her ability to enact Obama's ambitious agenda. Pelosi is plotting a summer drive to overhaul health care and is orchestrating a swirl of legislation on housing, credit cards and military procurement that Obama will soon sign.

Well at least they aren't cutting her loose. I hope she follows through on her call to review the 1947 National Security Act, and that the WH backs her, though I doubt they will. But I hope she's mad enough to nail the assclowns anyway.
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