Nancy Pelosi says, I Don’t Want to Be Speaker Again … it’s not my bag, baby.
Nancy Pelosi, otherwise known as SanFran Nan, told the National Journal that she was not interested in being the Speaker of the House again, been there done that. We can only hope that Pelosi or any other Democrat for that fact does not become Speaker in 2014 or in the next decade. It was Pelosi and the Democrat controlled House and Senate along with President Barack Obama who brought us the train wreck known as Obamacare and the disastrous job recovery. Good grief, do we really need more of, “we need to pass the bill in order for you to find out what is in it.”
NJ It’s become something of a pastime in D.C. for people to feel bad for Speaker John Boehner for having an unwieldy caucus. Do you feel for him?
PELOSI I don’t comment on their caucus, their leadership, or the rest of it. He’s the speaker of the House. I respect the job. The position that he holds is a very exalted one. I wish his members would respect his position as much as I do. But if the purpose of your call is for me to get in sniping at the Republicans on how they do their business, I will talk about how it affects the American people.
NJ Do you want to be speaker again?
PELOSI No, that’s not my thing. I did that.
Remember when Nancy Pelosi sang the praises of Obamacare?
UPDATE I: The Hill is reporting that Pelosi’s office is pushing back on the reports that the former Speaker does not want the gavel again. I beg you America, do not let this woman or any Democrat near the Speaker’s gavel.
National Journal ran an update Friday afternoon indicating that the actual question was worded slighted less directly — “Do you wish for the chance for the Speaker position again?” — but the publication did not change the text of the article.
“The recorded audio file supports the edited transcript,” the magazine said.
Pelosi’s office said the difference in wording is significant, and Hammill argued that Pelosi was somewhat dismissive of the question because it suggested she was fighting to win back the majority for individual gain. The fight, Hammill said, is much larger than her.
“Leader Pelosi is working hard to win back a Democratic Majority and has long answered press questions by saying what’s important is Democrats winning the House back,” he said.