Pelosi’s Daughter Says She Wants (Prefers) to Retire … Now Pelosi’s Office Says Daughter is Wrong when she Says the California Democrat wants to Leave Politics
This has all the making of a 1970′s Miller Lite Beer commercial with the former and dearly departed Yankees manager Billy Martin and owner George Steinbrenner.
Just the other day it was reported by Big Government that Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra Pelosi said her mother wants to leave Congress and that she remains in Washington only at the behest of her campaign donors. Of course my first thought was, wow, what a martyr Pelosi is. Heavy is the crown that Pelosi wears. Pelosi borrows a line from God Father III, “Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.”
She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly. They know she wants to leave, though. They think she’s destined for the wilderness. She has very few days left. She’s 71, she wants to have a life, she’s done. It’s obligation, that’s all I’m saying.
There are many of us that want her to retire right now as well.
Well, looks like the news has hit Nancy Peloi’s $10,000 a night hotel room in Hawaii. A spokesman for Democrat House Minority Leader Pelosi says that the story just is not true. How could Pelosi think of leaving Congress, how would she be able to use inside government information to make stock trades? Outside of the Beltway, this would be a crime.
However, the point could be moot after the 2012 elections if Democrats lose even more seats in the House, the GOP regains control of the Senate and Obama loses reelection. If any one, two or all three of these things occur, Democrats are going to have to go a different direction in leadership. It is hard to imagine that Pelosi would stay in Congress as just a back bencher.
Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for the House minority leader, said it’s simply not true.
“This may be wishful thinking on the part of a right-wing blog, but it is totally untrue,” Elshami said. “When the day comes and Leader Pelosi’s work is done, she won’t be announcing it there.”
Alexandra Pelosi didn’t deny uttering the remark but declined to expand in an email to POLITICO.
One way or another, if Dems lose control of the Senate, Obama loses or the House goes further Republican … Democrats will look for new leadership in the House and Nancy Pelosi will retire.