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November 03, 2006

What Have They Done With Nancy?

Drudge has been running this story about Where's Nancy? He claims that Nancy Pelosi has been hidden from public appearances since October 21, two weeks ago. I don't doubt it. She's as bad for the the Democratic Party's PR as John Kerry, only twice as dumb.

Drudge says:

The woman who would be speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has oddly stayed out of the national spotlight in the week leading up to the big vote.

The high profile, potentially history-making democrat has turned low-key.

The last photo of vanishing Pelosi on the wires was from an October 21 fundraiser.

And since Pelosi appeared on the controversial October 22 broadcast of 60 MINUTES, national TV hits have all but been nonexistent.

[Pelosi did appear on CNBC's On the Money on 10/24 and on ABC on 10/26, as THINK PROGRESS points out. But the sightings have dramatically dwindled.]

Former Speaker of the House, Republican Newt Gingrich believes he knows one reason why the congresswoman has largely dropped out of public sight ever since 60 MINUTES.

"It seems clear that some Americans have glimpsed a future with her third in line for the presidency, and they don't like what they see," says Gingrich. "She has become largely invisible as a result."

A source close to the congresswoman explains she has been busy behind the scenes.

Pelosi made a brief public appearance with Bill Clinton this week in San Francisco.

After providing a long schedule of her weekend events, a Pelosi aide added that her favorite stop was the taping of a World Wrestling Entertainment podcast on the importance of young people voting, the WHITE HOUSE BULLETIN reports.

I'm wondering, if Nancy's the leader of her party, and she's being held out of sight, who's in charge? Did she take herself out of circulation? Or if not, who did? Who's the secret figure behind the scenes, who had the power to tell the House Democratic Leader to shut the hell up during the two weeks before the election? And what does that tell you about the Democrats in general? There's something they don't want you to know.

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Howard Dean and Harry Reid have also disappeared. What is in store for America when Democrat leaders have to be in hiding in order to win elections?

Posted by: Jake on Nov. 3, 2006

Barbara Boxer = dumb
Nancy Pelosi = dumber

I'm amazed that Dems are willing to accuse Bush of being dumb while these two idiots are still part of the Congress. Bush is a fucking curious as hell genius compared to these two morons.

Posted by: blu on Nov. 3, 2006


Did you guys run out of meth or something? I'm fairly certain you don't know what you're talking about.

You need a brain boost. Call Rev. Ted. He'll hook you up!

Posted by: docmakr on Nov. 3, 2006

This can only be James Carville, the Anti-Christ, figuring out that if you are running AGAINST Bush you don't need a candidate.

Maybe he's right; we'll see just how right Tuesday night.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 4, 2006

Nancy is still resting in soil of her homeland after her blood feasting on Halloween.

Hey, Annie, do you read much fantasy? I am posting from the World Fantasy Convention in Austin. Its not a fan convention its a writers convention. I am trying to make contacts so I can sell some of my stuff.

I have met many leading fantasy writers including
Micheal Moorcock and David Drake.

Posted by: kyle8 on Nov. 4, 2006

Oddly enough, we haven't seen national coverage of Hastert either. Or Boehner. Or even Delay, the most influential Republican congressman until recently. And what about Frist?

You're right, it seems the party leaders are letting the local races dominate.

Posted by: will on Nov. 4, 2006

I thought I heard Frist was no longer Senate Majority Leader...

Posted by: Scof on Nov. 4, 2006

Mainstream America doesn't like the Pelosi wing of the Democratic party. They only appeal to the Moveon and DailyKos Bush-hating nutcases.

The Democrats know this and are trying to pull a fast one on America by hiding the gruesome side of the Democratic party and will only release the beasts AFTER they secure their victory.

It won't happen though. They are their own worst enemy.

Posted by: Rob on Nov. 4, 2006

Odd that Drudge should quote Newt Gingrich. He's the perfect example of what not to do when you become Speaker of the House. Like Pelosi, nobody knew who Gingrich was when the Republicans took the House in 1994.

He immediately commenced to act as if he somebody had died and made him king. People didn't much like that act. Don't expect a repeat from Pelosi. She's smarter than that.

Posted by: Pug on Nov. 4, 2006

Pug did you just use the word smart and Pelosi in the same sentence?

You were joking, right? Right?...........

Posted by: blu on Nov. 4, 2006

Ah, Pug, another will/strawfuck sock? Eh, who cares.

There are immutable laws to politics as there are to physics, and economics. Rotten buroughs eventually produce awful politicians, no matter the party, because there is no competition. That's the situation in California today. If the house is lost, Boehner will win it back in '08, and then he will grind Pelosi and company as is fitting.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 5, 2006

Pelosi's political views are systemically intertwined with her decisively socialist affiliations. She has served on the executive committee of the Progressive Caucus, a socialist-leaning organization that, until 1999, was hosted by the Democratic Socialists Of America.

Posted by: RealEstateAgent on Nov. 6, 2006

Nancy showed up over the weekend to do the media shows

and pics would seem to explain her absense as she went and had a facial "tune up"

I think she's in the Nip and Tuck Olympics with Joan Rivers!

Posted by: Darleen on Nov. 6, 2006

Nancy is the perfect face for the Dem Party: fake, dumb, ill-informed, socialist leaning, wealthly (inherited/unearned),elitist, and dishonest.

Posted by: blu on Nov. 7, 2006