Pelosi’s First Test – Promotes Anti-War Murtha Over Hoyer


So now that the Democrats have won the House of Representatives they are forced to make leadership decisions. Thus, the newly minted “moderate” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is forced to choose between anti war John Murtha or the present house whip Steny Hoyer for the House Majority Leader position.

Well folks, she has choosen anti-war Murtha, even with a majority of the Democrats already saying they will support Steny Hoyer. So the “moderate” Pelosi is going to fight a likely losing battle to get her anti war candidate Murtha elected Majority leader. That sounds very moderate, doesn’t it.

It all happened with a five-paragraph letter circulated to the press on Sunday night. The current number two in House leadership, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), says he has enough votes to score the majority-leader slot when Democrats meet on Thursday. But he has been challenged by Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), a decorated Vietnam War veteran who stunned colleagues last year by calling for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Pelosi wrote a letter endorsing Murtha, noting pointedly in the first sentence that he had asked for it. Praising his “courageous leadership” on Iraq “strong voice for national security,” she wrote that she is “pleased to support” his candidacy.

A Democratic strategist, speaking on condition of anonymity because of ties to both sides, said the next 24 hours will be crucial. “Murtha needed to change the dynamic because he was losing,” the strategist said. “Steny had a majority before the letter — he needs to hold on to his people. The question is, Does she do more than the letter, like make calls?”via  TIME

Posted November 13, 2006 by
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  • Comments

    15 Responses to “Pelosi’s First Test – Promotes Anti-War Murtha Over Hoyer”

    1. Robots on November 13th, 2006 12:47 pm

      pelosi is a HORROR SHOW

      is she wearing a mask ???

    2. Carpe Noctem on November 13th, 2006 1:22 pm

      Oh Mrs. Pelosi…

      Lions & tigers & BEARS, OH MYYYY!

    3. joe bear on November 13th, 2006 2:17 pm

      Mistake.Maybe SNL was right.Joe

    4. dennisintn on November 13th, 2006 2:46 pm

      mutha’s vietnam record 40 yrs. ago doesn’t mean he isn’t suffering from onset of dementia now. murtha has turned into a clown. about as believable and attuned to the realities of the world as cindy sheehan.

    5. MIss-Underestimated on November 13th, 2006 2:49 pm

      Oh there she is with that whip again, Didn’t she say see was gonna whip us in shape?

      Support our troops and their families.

    6. Joanie on November 13th, 2006 3:07 pm

      Harry Reid from Nevada says he is going to get the position.

    7. molly on November 13th, 2006 4:21 pm

      Does the word Bitch get bleeped?. Murtha does not
      represent Marines. He should be die by firing squad.
      Kiss America goodbye. There will be no America in 5

    8. Joanie on November 13th, 2006 4:42 pm

      I lived in PA 41 years and was in Murthas district. I never voted for him, but he won everytime. That was the late 1960′s on. He NEVER did a thing for my area. Only Johnstown got pet projects. To me, he was worthless.

    9. super dave on November 13th, 2006 5:54 pm

      COME ON GUYS, you can;t deny that nancy is a hot old woman !

    10. pjk on November 13th, 2006 6:02 pm

      Except for his “anti-war” position, Murtha is a good deal more conservative than Hoyer. Murtha’s ADA rating is 75, while Hoyer weighs in at 95.

      Perhaps Pelosi endorsing Murtha is more as a sop to the newly elected House members, who are mostly more moderate than liberal – than an endorsement of Murtha’s antiwar cred…

    11. Jon on November 13th, 2006 10:10 pm

      #4 Great comment dennistn

    12. Ramlady on November 14th, 2006 2:25 am

      #6; Hi Joanie: Harry Reid is in the Senate, not the House of Representatives. He is the current Senate MINORITY leader and is in the running for Senate MAJORITY leader after the new Congress is sworn in in January.

    13. Joanie on November 14th, 2006 10:33 am

      RAMLADY! I stand corrected! Sorry! I just don’t wanna see Mr Murtha get in there! Maybe someone younger. I am older, but I like to see new ideas!

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    15. jackson80 on November 14th, 2006 6:25 pm

      is that a real photo, or has it been photoshopped?

      let’s not swift-boat her, she won fair and square.

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