Quote of the day

posted at 10:00 pm on May 23, 2009 by Allahpundit

“I thought it was reprehensible, irresponsible and unpersuasive. If we’re going to regain the credibility of the American people, we’re going to have to stop with silly antics like that. It may get a snide chuckle inside the Beltway, but it offends most people. We have to get away from the politics of personal destruction.”

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While Pelosi has long had to endure her share of sexist sniping, Marie Wilson, president of The White House Project, which promotes women’s leadership, believes that the fact that the speaker’s clash with the CIA centers on truthfulness may have contributed to the recent rash.

“When I first saw this come up, I thought, ‘Oh no, it’s about honesty,’” she says.

Wilson – who gasped audibly when the RNC video was described to her – explains that her organization’s research has found that honesty and trustworthiness are the two areas in which Americans have higher expectations of women in politics than they do of men. And when women in power are viewed as or accused of being less than fully honest, she says, “that strikes at the heart of the cultural ideal in this country – wives, mothers, apple pie.”

Politico, Andie Coller

Wilson gasped audibly when Coller “explained” how to twist Pelosi’s plight to Pelosi’s advantage.

“It’s about honesty.”

Yeah, Pelosi is NOT as beautiful as the actress. I’d gasp, too, if I were the actress being maligned by Andie Coller, Politico & Co.

maverick muse on May 24, 2009 at 9:42 AM

cruadin on May 24, 2009 at 9:30 AM

In politics, one must choose one’s battles. He’s made a poor choice, placing himself up on a pedestal, rather than just saying 1) nothing, or 2) the ad just wasn’t his cup of tea.

You hit the bullseye as to Chaffetz’s next move. In Alinsky’s Washington, making friends and influencing people ain’t what it used to be.

maverick muse on May 24, 2009 at 9:46 AM

I was just over a Gateway Pundit. It is noted there that all the outrage over comparing Ms. Pelosi to Pu$$y Galore is dumb because she was in Dr. No and the ad is the opening to Goldfinger. Since I haven’t a clue about Bond movies in general and what the hysteria is about in particular, I will leave that to the experts.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Nancy Pelosi “the willing suspension of disbelief.”

Dr Evil on May 24, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Self righteous Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has chosen his vessel and gapes at “perfection” as his own, doomed by his personal perfectionist chauvinist ideal as he defends the Dragon Lady & feminist misogynist cohorts as if unaware of what they do to every Prince Valiant.

Die Lorelei
Heinrich Heine
1797-1856

I don’t know why I am so sad;
There’s a tale from ancient times
That I can’t get out of my mind.

The air is cool and the twilight is falling
and the Rhine is flowing quietly by;
the top of the mountain is glittering
in the evening sun.

The loveliest maiden is sitting
Up there, wondrous to tell.
Her golden jewelry sparkles
as she combs her golden hair

She combs it with a golden comb
and sings a song as she does,
A song with a peculiar,
powerful melody.

It seizes upon the boatman in his small boat
With unrestrained woe;
He does not look below to the rocky shoals,
He only looks up at the heights.

If I’m not mistaken, the waters
Finally swallowed up fisher and boat;
And with her singing
The Lorelei did this.

Either keep arms length from Pelosi & fans, pull the rug out from under her, or deliver a decisive blow with the “honest” truthful record. But NEVER feed The Beast, I agree with Loxodonta.

maverick muse on May 24, 2009 at 10:26 AM

¿ʎɐʍʎuɐ ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn op ǝʍ op ʍoɥ

Oh yea. Like that.

MikeA on May 24, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2009 at 9:49 AM

The RNC 007 ad was simply a generic swipe at Pelosi’s corruption and personal/political efforts to destroy national intelligence.

Coller can campaign all she wants against Ian Fleming and 007. As a so-called journalist, she’s cornered her market in the feminist ring alongside the Dragon Lady, as if Pelosi would ever lift a finger to help working women. I’d laugh except it hurts to cry.

maverick muse on May 24, 2009 at 10:31 AM

AS IF Coller would ever lift a finger to help working women. Hell no, it’s Obamanation. And we already know Barack Hussein’s female hang-ups. It’s antipathy for all, and all for antipathy binding them together in a blood pact.

maverick muse on May 24, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Good advice but you know how everybody who doesn’t have anything better to do on a Saturday night likes to argue.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2009 at 9:37 AM

The Cheney’s do have thing finger on Alinsky’s pulse. Cheney’s deliver truth to power better than any Alinsky disciple because the Cheney’s make certain of RECORDED facts and refuse to permit destruction of recorded facts carte blanche even as the MEDIA perform the book burning bonfires for the Socialist politicians deliberately stealing and destroying our National Archives.

maverick muse on May 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM

thing their

maverick muse on May 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM

If the Republicans really wanted do real damage they would take something she said, squeeze it into an easily repeated sound bite and saturate the media with it. Obviously they don’t really want to take her down because her last speeches could be used for a specific add – instead of being general about her, they could get specific. Seeing as how they know how that works, they are happy to use her as a target in the news cycle, they want to prolong the Nancy Pelosi ( The Speaker of the House Number 2 in line for the Presidency- Calling the C.I.A. Liars) The Republicans use her to taint the whole Democrat party. Lots of Democrats are now circling the wagons around her. The Democrats are in the weak position they are already perceived as being weak on National Security – Defense. American Politics it’s not for the timid :)

Dr Evil on May 24, 2009 at 10:42 AM

maverick muse on May 24, 2009 at 10:31 AM

So she chastised those who made jokes about Gov. Palin, right? I kid, I kid.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2009 at 11:10 AM

maverick muse on May 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM

I am loving the Cheney folks. I have always liked them but at least it feels like someone is on my side now. But it is true that although we might have fun with whatever the current distraction is, we can’t lose site of the big picture. Not that there is much we can do about.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2009 at 11:12 AM

We have to get away from the politics of personal destruction.

Good one, Nancy! The act’s really coming along.

mankai on May 24, 2009 at 11:27 AM

So what was wrong with comparing Pelosi to James Bond, again?

eforhan on May 24, 2009 at 11:29 AM

We have to get away from the politics of personal destruction.

So what part of her PERSONAL life is being invoked here? Is lying and making false accusations a “lifestyle” choice?

mankai on May 24, 2009 at 11:32 AM

Can UTAH form it’s own Republican Party?

More and more I’m in favor of two clearly designated wings of the Republican Party. A Conservative, and a Liberal version.

Both versions would use ONLY THE FUNDING THEY RAISE FOR THEMSELVES.

Both versions would clearly label their candidates “Liberal Republican” or “Conservative Republican”.

Let the best tent win – the losers can stfu.

HondaV65 on May 24, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Next, we need to get some Hip Hop/Rap artists to do a diss on Pelosi and run that on MTV.

izoneguy on May 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Is this really what people want from their party, and government? Unbelievable.

capejasmine on May 24, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Oh, and if Pelosi is a victim, then what category would Carrie Prejean fit in? That’s ludicrous!!!

capejasmine on May 24, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Oh, and if Pelosi is a victim, then what category would Carrie Prejean fit in?

“Not a Liberal Icon”

Carry on with the personal destruction.

mankai on May 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM

No matter what we say, the MSM will treat it as wrong. We only cooperate when we piss and moan at each other.

That’s not to say that you can’t criticize efforts from your own party, far from it. But with Republicans, it’s always 90% friendly fire and 10% cooperation, it seems. Part of that is the work of the MSM, but if Chaffetz really thought that there was a better way, why wasn’t he doing it?

Why not just put your idea forward as a plan, rather than a footnote to your swipe at your fellows?

Also, Chaffetz seems not to know what the word “reprehensible” means.

Merovign on May 24, 2009 at 12:33 PM

She sure didn’t speak out when it was being done to Hillary. Or to Sarah Palin.

No sympathy here.

AnninCA on May 24, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Anyone outraged over the ad is too sensitive. After the way Palin and Hillary were recently treated this ad isn’t a big deal.

My only criticism might be that the ad could spin off a 2nd conversation about the GOP rather than allowing Nancy to twist in the wind.

dedalus on May 24, 2009 at 1:39 PM

This example from Gizmodo is a perfect example of what is wrong in the arguments against the Pelosi 007 ad. Someone typed in the word “dumb” in the new search engine Wolfram Alpha. It came up with a Synonym Network which included the word “black”.

Of course, immediately they jumped to the conclusion that Wolfram Alpha is “a bit racist”.

But as the first commenter there shows:

‘Dumb’ is synonymous with ‘Dim’

‘Dim’ is synonymous with ‘Dark’

‘Dark’ is synonymous with ‘Black’

‘Gizmodo’ is synonymous with ‘Alarmist f**kers’

Just like the person who sees King Kong and thinks “That must be a black guy!”, people who see racism or misogyny everyhwere might want to first look into a mirror.

eforhan on May 24, 2009 at 3:24 PM

She sure didn’t speak out when it was being done to Hillary. Or to Sarah Palin.

No sympathy here.

AnninCA on May 24, 2009 at 12:51 PM

And this is what is referred to as….comeuppance

capejasmine on May 24, 2009 at 3:31 PM

So she chastised those who made jokes about Gov. Palin, right? I kid, I kid.

Cindy Munford

And if we are going to be consistent in our outrage over the way Governor Palin was treated we can not stoop to their level by treating the Speaker of the House in that manner….

LL

Lady Logician on May 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Boy, is this a ridiculous brouhaha about nothing.

Pussy Galore was actually one of the strongest, most competent women characters in any Bond film. Although she began the film as a mercenary, she actually was instrumental in foiling the plan to spread poison gas over Fort Knox. She was a heroine.

Whether or not this ad will be instrumental in persuading anyone to shift their loyalties from the Dem to GOP is one thing; but the GOP should not take the bait of responding to faux outrage over this non-insult to Nancy Pelosi.

Y-not on May 25, 2009 at 12:17 AM

Boy, is this a ridiculous brouhaha about nothing.

Ms. Galore was actually one of the strongest, most competent women characters in any Bond film. Although she began the film as a mercenary, she actually was instrumental in foiling the plan to spread poison gas over Fort Knox. She was a heroine.

Whether or not this ad will be instrumental in persuading anyone to shift their loyalties from the Dem to GOP is one thing; but the GOP should not take the bait of responding to faux outrage over this non-insult to Nancy Pelosi.

Y-not on May 25, 2009 at 12:18 AM

In Nancy’s case suicide is painless.

MSGTAS on May 25, 2009 at 10:51 AM