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Friday, February 25, 2011

Pelosi Edits Her Own Honorary Resolution, Says It Didn't Honor Her Enough

Posted By on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 8:59 AM

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Here's some fodder for Republicans who believe Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's arrogance knows no bounds.

The Democratic National Committee kindly wanted to honor Nancy Pelosi for all of her hard work as the former Speaker of the House. But apparently, their praise didn't go far enough for the powerful Pelosi.

At the last minute, Pelosi's daughter, Christine Pelosi, a democratic political strategist, asked her fellow committee members to alter the resolution, at the behest of her mother, who felt the committee had overlooked some of her key accomplishments.

"You think I'm kidding," the younger Pelosi said to the committee, which met on Thursday.

Indeed she wasn't. After much discussion with her mother, Christine Pelosi asked the committee for the following "friendly amendments:"

First, Pelosi wanted some mention of her fight against HIV and AIDS,

because it was "why she went to Congress." She also wanted a new

paragraph inserted about her "accomplishments for equality," mentioning the Lilly

Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell"

in December.

"Finally, since, as she said, 'I'm not going anywhere,' she wanted to

add, in the final 'whereas' clause, '...and will continue the fight for

America's working families,'" Christine Pelosi reportedly said.

To that, she received heavy applause.

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