Pelosi’s daughter: My mom wants out

posted at 7:30 pm on December 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

I feel about this the way I felt about Alan Grayson’s defeat. On the one hand: Oh yes. On the other hand: Don’t you want her to be there when ObamaCare gets repealed?

Personally, I blame Obama’s aloofness.

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.

Pelosi’s spokesman denies it, calling it “wishful thinking on the part of a right-wing blog” even though the story’s based on a quote from, er, her own daughter. As for the substance of that quote, I’m not sure how to take it. Presumably it means Pelosi’s running for re-election … even though her own donors think it’s unlikely she’ll be Speaker again. Which means what? That she’ll serve out one more two-year term as minority leader and then quit? Or that she’ll run this year, get re-elected, and then resign if the Democrats aren’t back in the majority? Or that she’ll decide to retire a few months from now once she has a better sense of how the next Congress will shake out? Eight veteran Dems have already thrown in the towel, you know, so I can’t believe Pelosi’s still holding out hope of getting the gavel back.

Karl Rove predicted this morning that either she or Reid or both would quit the leadership in 2012. Does he know something? Exit question: Who’s Nancy going to get her stock tips from now?


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Heh

gophergirl on December 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM

The longer her face is the face of the House Dems the better.

Unless they replace her with Wassserman Shultz. But I’m happy with Nancy in a a leadership role.

swamp_yankee on December 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM

That…she’s a…I can’t fuc…oh never mind.

Keyser-Soze on December 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Good. That makes two of us who want her out.

Lily on December 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM

She can feel free to quit whenever she wants. No great loss.

HeroesforGhosts on December 29, 2011 at 7:36 PM

99% Of America: We want Pelosi out too!

Robert Jensen on December 29, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Good, let her get out.

carbon_footprint on December 29, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Unless they replace her with Wassserman Shultz. But I’m happy with Nancy in a a leadership role.

swamp_yankee on December 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Yes, Debbie Was-A-Mannn Shultz is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season.

Robert Jensen on December 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM

In r/e the exit question, she won’t need them anymore with what she’s already salted away.

Tim Zank on December 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM

biggovernment.com issued this update:

UPDATE: This morning, Alexandra texted me:

Get your facts straight: I said she is destined for GREATNESS! Not wilderness. And that text was supposed to say HBO for 11. I have never talked to Nancy Pelosi about any of this.

pedestrian on December 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM

90% of the nation stands with her on this matter!!

Tony Soprano on December 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM

She should do it. I

That way,m she have more time to enjoy her millions!

Pity the 99% who will miss her “support”!

Opposite Day on December 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Yeah, kids, amazing how dangerous a 71yo can be.

Limerick on December 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Of course, she’s only doing it for the children…

Gonzo on December 29, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Seventy-one?

A veritable Dorian Grey of malfeasance…

M240H on December 29, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Not even close to FIRST!

speekr on December 29, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Good. That makes two of us who want her out.

Lily on December 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Make that three, especially if it could happen like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7GJcKuVGm8

predator on December 29, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Is Alexandra Pelosi the one who made that documentary about following George W. Bush around in 2000?

Mark1971 on December 29, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I gotta’ stop commenting under the influence of The Glenlevit!

Opposite Day on December 29, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Boehner would be happy to offer her a one-way free ride on Air Force Three, complete with those chocolate-dipped strawberries she likes.

Wethal on December 29, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I’d offer to help her pack if I didn’t think they’d find someone even worse.

shaloma on December 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM

The swamp will be drained…just a little.

Electrongod on December 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Donors? Are they like voters that can buy policy?

BL@KBIRD on December 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM

“… and that she remains in Washington only at the behest of her campaign donors … who still want insider information.

F(inished)IFH

Dusty on December 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Hey Nancy – RESIGN.

Problem solved.

Good Lt on December 29, 2011 at 7:41 PM

She has very few days left.

This is a weird thing for a daughter to say.

I don’t think she’ll leave gracefully – ever. She doesn’t have the class it takes to be gracious.

tru2tx on December 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Does this mean she’s no longer going to try to prosecute certain people in the Bush administration, for their interrogation water boarding ?

newportmike on December 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM

This would be wonderful news and I certainly hope it is true. Possibly a trial balloon prior to an actual announcement?

Doesn’t matter though, the communists in San Fransisco will just elect a younger, even more marxist version of Nancy. It’s not like her replacement from that district won’t be another communist.

/yep, I used the ‘c’ word. I’m tired of them hiding behind the words “liberal”, “statist” or “progressive”, let’s just call them what they really are: unabashed totalitarian communists who just don’t yet have the power to enforce their full will upon us uneducated rubes.

AZfederalist on December 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Oh, one can only hope…and pray.

JennM111 on December 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Then resign. Now.

Problem solved.

cane_loader on December 29, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Pelosi’s daughter: My mom wants out

HECK! Except for the San Fran boobs…we all want her out!
Where’s the fat lady?

KOOLAID2 on December 29, 2011 at 7:44 PM

What a pri…err… I mean pelosi tease.

msupertas on December 29, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Leave Nancy alone. She’s proof of life after death and much like the Hollywood story line – what comes back is dark and evil.

mrmiji on December 29, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Free The Pelosi!

Dr Evil on December 29, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Hey Nancy – RESIGN.

Problem solved.

Good Lt on December 29, 2011 at 7:41 PM

lol

Great minds….

cane_loader on December 29, 2011 at 7:47 PM

She’s tired of being used.

The garters don’t fit like they used to, and she has butt rash.

I’m not usually this crude, but this political whore deserves it.

cane_loader on December 29, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I don’t think she’ll ever give up that power. Unless she found something that would provide her more power than she has as a Congresswoman.

ButterflyDragon on December 29, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I love those Dem voters that are Obama Cultists yet detest Pelosi.

Those are the types that vote on “feelings” instead of economic realities, history (Howard Zinn not included), and common sense.

visions on December 29, 2011 at 7:51 PM

The garters don’t fit like they used to, and she has butt rash.

I’m not usually this crude, but this political whore deserves it.

cane_loader on December 29, 2011 at 7:49 PM

The down side of Depends. :)

predator on December 29, 2011 at 7:51 PM

That…she’s a…I can’t fuc…oh never mind.

Keyser-Soze on December 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM

ROTFFLMAO,Im hurting.

docflash on December 29, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Why not enjoy her money??

tarpon on December 29, 2011 at 7:53 PM

So Nanzi made her insider-trading money and now it’s time to run before some guy whose name rhymes with “Issa” decides to look into things.

The old commie won’t be missed, at least not by anyone outside her commie-packed district.

Bishop on December 29, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Representative Gavin Newsom?

predator on December 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Nasty old slag.

Pork-Chop on December 29, 2011 at 7:58 PM

What difference does it make. We will merely be getting one Marxist vote for another. My God, it’s San Francisco.

they lie on December 29, 2011 at 7:58 PM

From the BigGovernment Article:

UPDATE: This morning, Alexandra (Nancy Pelosi’s daughter) texted me:

Get your facts straight: I said she is destined for GREATNESS! Not wilderness. And that text was supposed to say HBO for 11. I have never talked to Nancy Pelosi about any of this.

Emphasis mine.

This story is inherently false. Way to go for not linking to the page, AllahPundit. In doing so, you continue to pave the way for misinformation. As long as it serves your agenda, it’s justified, no?

RanchTooth on December 29, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Representative Gavin Newsom?

predator on December 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Please. Much better than Governor Gavin Newsom.

Mark1971 on December 29, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Karl Rove predicted this morning that either she or Reid or both would quit the leadership in 2012. Does he know something?

I’m hoping they’re both still there for the ObamaCare Repeal ceremony. Then they can retire and spend more time with their donors.

Maybe they can do some consulting for Planned Parenthood or the SEIU or something.

SlaveDog on December 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Must be the making up of any excuse,to bail from the
Hopey Titanic,before it wallops into the IceBerg
of 2012!

canopfor on December 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Absolutely not – she can’t just up and quit! What!
I have hearing her delirious diatribes for years waiting for the day this woman would be fired one way or the other, as well as see Obamacare repealed.
This is just starting to get fun plus this story really needs a happy ending so she won’t have a chance to create anymore nightmares swinging her pompous oversized gavel.

wubu on December 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I think,the Pelosium is getting to Pelosi!!

canopfor on December 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Oh yes. Yes. Follow your heart Nance.

stldave on December 29, 2011 at 8:01 PM

alexandra Pelosi did a pretty good documentary, “Journeys with George”, it was on the 2000 campaign trail with W.

rob verdi on December 29, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Follow your cold, black heart.

stldave on December 29, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Nancy and Ben Nelson have seen the real poll numbers.

They must be horrendous.

That makes me smile.

Typicalwhitewoman on December 29, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Pelosi is Kim jong il with botox. Just a horrible human being.

tom daschle concerned on December 29, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Well, I want her out also. I’ve had to suffer for her stupidity and her Leftist policies.

NaCly dog on December 29, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Typicalwhitewoman on December 29, 2011 at 8:02 PM

It would be very interesting to see what the DNC internal polls are showing, wouldn’t it?

predator on December 29, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Robert Jensen on December 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM

I think you’re all being to unkind to DWSh over her looks.

She ain’t no supermodel, but she’s got much more idiocy than ugly to pick on.
Besides, I’m in love with her. : )

listens2glenn on December 29, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I think you’re all being to unkind to DWSh over her looks.

She ain’t no supermodel, but she’s got much more idiocy than ugly to pick on.
Besides, I’m in love with her. : )

listens2glenn on December 29, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Couldn’t disagree more. Debbie Wheres-a-muh Schlitz is as homely as a mud fence–mentally and physically.

predator on December 29, 2011 at 8:08 PM

I don’t know about Alexandra Pelosi, but I think that
it can’t be overemphasized that Nancy Pelosi is a liar.

——————————————–

1) She has, on multiple occasions, lied about what the Bible says.

2) In 2006, the last time that she was House Minority Leader, she lied when she promised:

Instead of piling trillions of dollars of debt onto our children and grandchildren, we will restore “Pay As You Go” budget discipline.

Budget discipline has been abandoned by the Bush Administration and its Republican congressional majorities. Congress under Republican control has turned a projected $5.6 trillion 10-year surplus at the end of the Clinton years into a nearly $3 trillion deficit– including the four worst deficits in the history of America. The nation’s debt ceiling has been raised four times in just five years to more than $8.9 trillion. Nearly half of our nation’s record debt is owned by foreign countries including China and Japan. Without a return to fiscal discipline, the foreign countries that make our computers, our clothing and our toys will soon be making our foreign policy. Deficit spending is not just a fiscal problem – it’s a national security issue as well.

Our New Direction is committed to “Pay As You Go” budgeting – no more deficit spending.

Did Pelosi end deficit spending? No, she TRIPLED it!

Instead of adding $0.5 Trillion to the national debt each year, Pelosi added almost $1.5 Trillion to the national debt each year.

An electorate that wanted fiscal conservatism helped Democrats win enough seats in the 2006 elections to take control of the House and Senate back from Repubublicans who had (at that time) the four worst deficits in the history of America.

But what Pelosi and the Democrats promised was just lip service. They had no intentions of “Pay As You Go” budgeting and ending deficit spending. Instead, they tripled the record setting deficit and now the four worst deficits in the history of America all belong to the Pelosi-Reid Democrats.

Oh, and…

3) Pelosi lied after she turned over the Speakership, saying:

“Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us. It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go.”

Deficit tripling was a high priority for Pelosi.

Her deficits were never less than twice the worst deficit under the Republicans in the 2006-2007 Fiscal Year.

ITguy on December 29, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Ugh,try this Volcano thingy again!
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Air traffic alert issued after Alaskan volcano spews ash cloud – ReutersStory metadata:
Submitted 30 mins ago from http://www.reuters.com by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/
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Last Activity Report AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice
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Volcano: Cleveland (CAVW #1101-24-)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Previous Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY

Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Previous Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Issued: Thursday, December 29, 2011, 7:55 AM AKST (20111229/1655Z)
Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Notice Number: 2011/A7
Location: N 52 deg 49 min W 169 deg 56 min
Elevation: 5676 ft (1730 m)
Area: Aleutians Alaska
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Volcanic Activity Summary: A detached drifting ash cloud to approximately 15,000 ft ASL has been detected at Cleveland Volcano in satellite images from 1402 UTC, Dec 29. As of 1445 UTC the ash cloud was approximately 80 KM/50 miles moving ESE from the volcano.

Based on the presence of an ash cloud, AVO has raised the aviation color code at Cleveland Volcano to ORANGE and alert level WATCH.

Satellite data indicate that this is a single explosion event, however, more sudden explosions producing ash could occur with plumes exceeding 20,000 feet above sea level. Such explosions and their associated ash clouds may go undetected in satellite imagery for hours. However, in cooperation with the University of Washington, AVO has implemented a lightning alarm system that may detect significant ash-producing events within minutes of onset. If a large explosive event occurs, seismic signals may be recorded on AVO seismic networks at nearby volcanoes. There is no real-time seismic monitoring network at Cleveland.

Additional information on Cleveland Volcano and the current activity may be found at this link:
http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Cleveland.php

Please see http://www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php for complete definitions of Aviation color codes and Volcano alert levels.
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http://www.avo.alaska.edu/

canopfor on December 29, 2011 at 8:10 PM

cane_loader on December 29, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Thanks, c_l.

I’ll spend the rest of the evening trying to clear THAT mental image.

listens2glenn on December 29, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Awwww. Another one is gonna take their ball and go home.

Don’t go away mad, San Fran Nan, just — go away.

FlatFoot on December 29, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Craphouse door on a tuna boat

falsecast on December 29, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Pelosi can’t get out fast enough for me.Wish she would take loons like George Miller and idiot libtard Maxine Waters with her.Might not help us out much in California because we are too far gone but would put a smile on my face.

jeffinsjvca on December 29, 2011 at 8:12 PM

If Pelosi is out, then it’s Steny Hoyer as minority leader, no?

What kind of a name is “Steny”, anyway.

SlaveDog on December 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Too hot in the insider kitchen?

Begone Satan!

eyesky on December 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Even though the TEA Party didn’t officially exist in 2006, it was TEA Party principles of Fiscal Conservatism that removed high-spending Republicans and replaced them with Democrats who promised to end deficit spending.

Those same TEA Party principles are why those high-spending Democrats were removed in the 2010 elections and replaced with Republicans who promised to cut spending.

ITguy on December 29, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Way to go for not linking to the page, AllahPundit. In doing so, you continue to pave the way for misinformation. As long as it serves your agenda, it’s justified, no?

RanchTooth on December 29, 2011 at 7:59 PM

The link is at the third word in the post, Snaggletooth.

IrishEi on December 29, 2011 at 8:14 PM

I am actually surprised at this. Perhaps it was just an off hand comment to her daughter during a time of great frustration. The democrat party leadership has always seemed to be iron willed, resolute and unwilling to compromise. They could be stymied or delayed but never defeated.

Old age is the great equalizer even though some claim to be more equal than others. Senator Byrd demonstrated how it could be done, so Pelosi has another 30 years left and all she has to do is show up.

Skandia Recluse on December 29, 2011 at 8:14 PM

I’m actually surprised that (1) she didn’t retire as soon as she found out she lost the majority; and (2) that the Democrats kept her as minority leader after they found out she lost the majority.

besser tot als rot on December 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM

predator on December 29, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Suit yourself, I’m trying to sell her to you.
I’m not even trying to PAY you take her. : )

I actually expected more “backfire” over that “I’m in love with her” comment.

listens2glenn on December 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM

HECK! Except for the San Fran boobs…we all want her out!
Where’s the fat lady?

KOOLAID2 on December 29, 2011 at 7:44 PM

In Hawaii, on vacation, wearing $2,000 sundresses, walking Ted Kennedy’s pooch.

SaysWho on December 29, 2011 at 8:16 PM

I signed the Daily Kos petition to keep Nancy Pelosi as minority leader. If she leaves can’t we just have a Nancy Pelosi Manekin
sitting in her seat, with a recorded message playing over and over, “We need to pass this bill to know what’s in it.”

Varchild on December 29, 2011 at 8:19 PM

mrmiji on December 29, 2011 at 7:46 PM

+1000 and LOL

pannw on December 29, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Not according to this –

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/12/29/pelosi-throws-her-own-daughter-under-the-bus-after-she-said-her-mom-wanted-to-retire-simply-not-true/

rickv404 on December 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Did you read the post? AP covered that.

SlaveDog on December 29, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Finally!!! We Agree with the Old Hag!!! Go, and don’t let the door hit you where the Good Lord split you!!!!! That Old B*tch leaving or dying (of natural causes) would make for a better America…

Tbone McGraw on December 29, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Suit yourself, I’m trying to sell her to you.

I’m not even trying to PAY you take her. : )

I actually expected more “backfire” over that “I’m in love with her” comment.

listens2glenn on December 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Now you’ve gone and got me all confused.
:)

predator on December 29, 2011 at 8:22 PM

She’ll stay through the elections on the off chance that the Dems will retake the House. When that fails to materialize, she will then decide she needs to spend more time with her family, and she just can’t do that without her own airbus paid for by bleeding U.S. taxpayers.

IrishEi on December 29, 2011 at 8:23 PM

What kind of a name is “Steny”, anyway.

SlaveDog on December 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM

It’s short for “Stenchman.” Stenchman Hoyer.

predator on December 29, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Too late for that Nance. We’ll see you in hell.

THE CHOSEN ONE on December 29, 2011 at 8:24 PM

What kind of a name is “Steny”, anyway.

SlaveDog on December 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM

He’s named after his parents. His mom was a stenographer and his dad was a ninny.

IrishEi on December 29, 2011 at 8:27 PM

I actually expected more “backfire” over that “I’m in love with her” comment.

listens2glenn on December 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM

So is this is what you look like.

RickB on December 29, 2011 at 8:29 PM

So is this is what you look like.

RickB on December 29, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Not exactly a pair to draw to–I’ll fold.

predator on December 29, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Then her district can elect Gavin D-bag in her place.

Rio Linda Refugee on December 29, 2011 at 8:34 PM

God bless her.

newportmike on December 29, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Representative Gavin Newsom?

predator on December 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM

The last name escaped me

Rio Linda Refugee on December 29, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Alexandra Pelosi

Whatever happened to her budding journo-lism career? Other than gratuitous HBO late-night reruns, that is.

egmont on December 29, 2011 at 8:35 PM

The last name escaped me

Rio Linda Refugee on December 29, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I had to look it up. He’s not exactly a household name here in the Midwest. :)

predator on December 29, 2011 at 8:38 PM

There must be more to this story. Maybe she’s worried that Obooboo
won’t be re-elected.
That could mean that she would come under investigation, by the
next administration. And an end to her socialist umbrella.
There must be a gold mine of ethics and criminal charges, if they
dig deep enough.

Typical progressive – float a rumor- wait for a response trick.

amadan on December 29, 2011 at 8:41 PM

The last name escaped me

Rio Linda Refugee on December 29, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I had to look it up. He’s not exactly a household name here in the Midwest. :)

predator on December 29, 2011 at 8:38 PM

I believe he is referred to as the ex Mr. Kimberly Guilfoyle.

RickB on December 29, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Perhaps, she need to resign. You know, so we can find out what’s on it… for us. :)

El Coqui on December 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM

What kind of a name is “Steny”, anyway.

SlaveDog on December 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I always thought it was short for stenosis.

Hoyer’s parents were unusually prescient in naming him — a certain narrowing of one or more areas of their worldviews and attitudes is a prime attribute of being a Democrat. :D

PatriotGal2257 on December 29, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Don’t let the door hit ya where god split ya!!!!!!!

angrymike on December 29, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Gruesome Newsom taking her place? ERRGH. Time for Nan to go home and pet the cats and play MeMaw. Sounds good.

di butler on December 29, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Yes, Debbie Was-A-Mannn Shultz is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season.

Robert Jensen on December 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Ok, that gave me the worst case of Pepsi Cola nasal burn that I have had in years. “Debbue Was-A-Nabb” Shultz. HAHAHAHA. Very funny.

legendtwo on December 29, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I believe he is referred to as the ex Mr. Kimberly Guilfoyle.

RickB on December 29, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Now I did remember her last name

Rio Linda Refugee on December 29, 2011 at 8:52 PM

I mean “Was-A-Man” lol…laughing and cannot type

legendtwo on December 29, 2011 at 8:52 PM

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