House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Holds News Conference
QUESTION: Since last week, when you knew when and your comments about misleading, being misled by the CIA have been big, big news. But Leader Boehner has said produce evidence that you were misled or apologize. CIA Director Panetta has said that, you know, the CIA is not in the practice of misleading Congress.
PELOSI: I have made the statement that I’m going make on this. I don’t have anything more to say about it. I stand by my comments. And what we are doing is staying on our course and not be distracted from it in this distractive mode. We’re going forward in a bipartisan way for jobs, health care, and energy for our country. And on the subject that you asked, I’ve made the statement that I’m going to make. I won’t have anything more to that about it.
PELOSI: I won’t have anything more to say about it.
QUESTION: And were you aware that Steve King is asking for your security clearance to be revoked?
Pathetic — she’s obviously trying to avoid saying the word CIA. Only “the subject that you asked” is permitted.
Even Richard Nixon had more artful moves.
I thought this administration was supposed to be transparent, not a stonewall like the Watergate bag men. It’s nice to see her on the run.
Point: It makes her look guilty.
Counterpoint: She can’t understand that.
It’s because she has never had an adversarial media before this. In other words, the press was her S L U T heretofore, removing her motivation for developing any real agility. So she has maybe three moves:
- “open my gas nozzle” — which all politicians have, of course,
- “off with their heads” for all who oppose her, and
- “its my microphone” — i.e., stonewalling.
Not very nifty. Big 300-lb linemen in the NFL have more moves.