“Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter who broke Watergate, recently wrote that during stimulus negotiations, President Obama called his Democratic leadership team, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi. And as President Obama spoke, Nancy Pelosi hit the mute button. Went on with their meeting, ignoring the President. Not even listening to what he had to say.
If he cannot lead his own party, how can he lead America?”
If I were Nancy Pelosi, I would be a little torn right now. How does one come out in support of the Occupy Wall Street Protesters, as Pelosi recently did, and at the same time meet one’s obligations to those same banks which, according to an article in The Daily Caller, gave your son preferential treatment as a means to forge political alliances? Tough one.
From The Daily Caller
“Paul Pelosi, Jr., the son of Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House, worked as a mortgage broker and sales manager at a Countrywide office in San Mateo, California,” Morgenson and Rosner wrote in the book. “In 2007, when the company was on the ropes and beginning a mass of layoffs, Pelosi’s name was on the list of those to be cut. According to a former executive with knowledge of the situation, [Countrywide CEO Angelo] Mozilo personally removed Pelosi’s name from the list.”
According to Morgenson and Rosner, Countrywide was able to make political alliances with people like Pelosi through favors like this.
Well, I am sure Nancy has an explanation and will let us know shortly. Anyway, it is good to see Nancy down and dirty with the protesters.