Nancy, Help Us Help You!What I found particularly interesting about the Big Government piece is that Pelosi's daughter refers to her in conversation as "Nancy Pelosi", not "mom" or "my mother". Sounds like there's more than a little dysfunction going on there.
Who knew? A lot of us share the same dream with Nancy Pelosi!
Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of House Minority Leader and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, told Big Government this week that her mother wants to leave Congress-and that she remains in Washington only at the behest of her campaign donors.
During a telephone interview, Ms. Pelosi -- speaking from a friend's home in New York City -- described her mother's predicament:
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.
I hate to sound presumptuous, but Madam Speaker, on behalf of many, may I say let-not-your-heart-be-troubled about relieving yourself of obligations you have more than met. Besides, if you stay much longer in congress, someone in power, somewhere -- or perhaps maybe even someone in the mainstream press -- may finally be inclined to launch some sort of investigation into your extremely profitable tenure in Congress.
If you feel you must go, please don't remain -- burdened and unhappy -- for our sakes. As Dr. Seuss said to Marvin K. Mooney, "just go, go, go, please do, do do."
The Lonely Conservative: "Aw, poor Nancy and her heavy burden. Her choosing to stay in 'public service' has nothing to do with her own personal enrichment, I'm sure."
Sister Toldjah chuckles:
You gotta love the spin coming from Pelosi's Congressional camp. First, while it was indeed a "right-wing blog" that published the remarks, but the former House Speaker's own made the remarks, not the blog. Secondly, who said anything about Rep. Pelosi "announcing" at Breitbart's site that she was retiring? Not even Alexandra Pelosi herself treats her comments as any type of "official announcement of retirement" or anything of the sort.
Ms. Pelosi did say in a follow-up text to Big Government that she has not talked to her mother about any of this. Presumably this came after an angry phone call from Mama P, chiding her daughter for letting slip a family secret that is not so secret to her political opposition and that is the fact that Pelosi is indeed beholden to her campaign donors -- and very happily so (more here).
Several pundits have predicted that should the GOP hang on to the majority in the House, and especially if Obama loses, Pelosi will retire. There won't be a spot in the limelight for a Dem Minority Leader and a GOP president. She could still get on TV as long as Obama was running things, but without the ability to have any significant impact that gets her attention, she'll probably prefer to just stay home with the grandkids...or go on some more $10,000 a night vacations like she's on now.