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Keeping tabs on Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. Last updated: 4/9/2003

Democrat Nancy Pelosi represents the northern part of San Francisco in the House of Representatives. She has been selected to succeed Richard Gephardt as House Minority Leader.

This page serves as a permanent repository of news and commentary about Nancy Pelosi that first appear on my weblog Shark Blog

Shark Blog entries relating to Nancy

Nancy Pelosi, Insurmountably Racist Pelosi support for racial preferences in education seem to be grounded in old-fashioned racism (Apr. 9, 2003)

Nancy Pelosi: Drug Kingpin, Extortionist Pelosi is crusading against American tobacco exports, seeking to punish American shareholders and American workers for selling a product that people in other countries want to buy. But her motives don't seem to be very pure (Feb. 28, 2003)

Who is Nancy Pelosi? According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Nancy is not merely a latte liberal, she is also a forward looking liberal, an "Italian-American grandmother of five" and a vindictive political operator. The latter two also describe someone else we know. (Nov. 18, 2002)

Pelosi vs the Extremists Pelosi's allies call her "pragmatic and inclusive", while she in turn labels Republicans as "extremists". A whirlwind tour of Nancy's press releases raises the question: what does one mean by "extremist"? (Nov. 11, 2002)

An Endorsement from the Chronicle The San Francisco Chronicle endorses Pelosi for Minority Leader, on both the editorial and the news pages. Meanwhile, Pelosi faces another challenge, this time from the left. (Nov. 8, 2002).

The San Francisco Chronicle puts a gushing puff profile of Nancy on the front page (Nov. 4, 2002)

More Pelosi Sleaze: Nancy seems to have not one but two PACs all to herself, which is an apparent violation of the campaign finance laws she helped pass. (Oct. 25, 2002)

Forward into the Past: Nancy has her very own Political Action Committee called "PAC to the Future". But its idea of the "Future" is not an encouraging one. The PAC gave mainly to paleoliberal museum pieces, such as David Bonior, and irrelevant lunatics such as Cynthia McKinney. (Oct. 22, 2002) [Fortunately most of her recipients lost their elections on Nov. 5]

"Solidarity Forever, because the unions pay me money": Nancy does more for big labor unions (if not for actual working people) than almost any other Congressman, perhaps because big labor unions give her more money than they give to almost any other Congressman. (Oct. 17, 2002)

Whip Nancy: As House Democratic Whip, Nancy is in a strong position to become Speaker of the House of Representatives if/when the Democrats retake control of the House. [Should she succeed Gephardt as Minority Leader, her chances of becoming the next Democratic Speaker are even stronger]. But does America really want a Speaker from the McGovern-McKinney wing of the Democratic Party? (Oct. 14, 2002)

Ditzkrieg: Nancy's insipid speech opposing the use of force against Saddam Hussein persuaded me that Nancy is too spacy to be assigned a serious role in much of anything, let alone influence on national security policy. Surely the House Democrats can come up with leaders who are wiser and more grounded in reality? (Oct. 9, 2002)

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