Pelosi: “I could’ve arrested Karl Rove on any given day”

posted at 6:01 pm on June 20, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

It’s shocking, I know — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi does not approve of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s proceeding with contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder.

Republicans on the Oversight Committee are, of course, only playing politics with the contempt proceedings — a move the likes of which she never would have pulled as Speaker of the House, reports HuffPo:

“I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi said to laughter, during a sit-down with reporters. “I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol … If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him.” …

Asked on what grounds she could have arrested Rove, Pelosi replied, “Oh, any number. But there were some specific ones for his being in contempt of Congress. But we didn’t.” …

“This is just strictly political,” she said. “It’s just the irresponsibility of the Republicans. We want jobs. Why are they spending this time doing this?” …

“‘Loose cannon’ would sort of be like such a compliment to Darrell Issa. ‘Loose cannon’ would be a moderate phrase. This is an explosive device,” she said. “It doesn’t serve our country, and it undermines the true purpose of contempt of Congress.”

Mm hmm. Despite displaying perhaps just a touch of petulance, Rep. Pelosi is actually pointing out the gamble Republicans are taking with this one — Democrats are going to keep hammering that Republicans are out-of-touch and are squandering their attention instead of staying focused on the economy and jobs. (President Obama, somehow, will escape their totally-not-political criticism, even as he tours the country talking about loosening deportation rules, and gay marriage, and stopping a practically infinitesimal increase in student loan debt, and…)

Whether or not you were magnanimous enough to not to proceed on whatever injustices you believe Karl Rove committed, the fact remains that Operation Fast and Furious was an illegal program that resulted in the death of a border patrol agent and the deaths of countless Mexicans. I think it’s kinda, sorta important we figure out what happened, and Eric Holder is not afforded the authority to ignore Congressional subpoenas and stonewall at his leisure.

Anyhow, the Obama administration wouldn’t know anything about playing politics, would they? After all, they just decided to invoke executive privilege to help protect George W. Bush… or something. Exit quotation:


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Isn’t Pelosi the most flippant person formerly in a high position of power that you’ve ever seen?

Paul-Cincy on June 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM

A lot of what she says is incoherent, so I don’t know what she’s saying, but I know she’s flippant about whatever the heck she’s talking about.

all the more reason to name a building after her

Slade73 on June 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM

She was going to put Rove in a prison on Guam, but the darned island would’ve tipped over.

John the Libertarian on June 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM

This lady is a loon!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 20, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Yes, she is.

Yet, 89,446 San Franciscans voted for Nancy Pelosi in the June Open Primary giving her 74.78% of the vote.

Pelosi was running against 3 other Democrats, 1 Green Party Member, and a Ron Paul “Liberty” Republican in this Primary.

http://www.sfelections.org/results/20120605/

Since San Francisco will most likely send Pelosi back to Congress in November, we all need to work hard in every other sane Congressional District to make sure we increase the Republican Majority in the House of Representatives to make sure Nancy Pelosi never gets the Speaker’s gavel back again!

wren on June 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Yea Nancy. Who knew this bought GOP houseadministration would be this anti America Mexico.

Uppereastside on June 20, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Fixed.

hillsoftx on June 20, 2012 at 6:46 PM

She was going to put Rove in a prison on Guam, but the darned island would’ve tipped over.

John the Libertarian on June 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Rove would use wind subsidies to lift the island and move it a la Lost

Slade73 on June 20, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Pelosi: “I could’ve arrested Karl Rove on any given day”

And I coulda been a contender………and my Mom coulda been a shopping cart if she’d had wheels………unclog your blowhole Nancy, there’s more comin’ at ya. Love watching the implosions.

waterytart on June 20, 2012 at 6:47 PM

She is completely nuts, but she IS from San Fransisco.

Thanks to House Republicans forcing Obama’s hand, Brian Terry’s story will finally be told to the American people. One more nail in the coffin of this disastrous presidency.

GMO on June 20, 2012 at 6:47 PM

all the more reason to name a building after her

Slade73 on June 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Sewer plant would suffice.

hillsoftx on June 20, 2012 at 6:47 PM

, we all need to work hard in every other sane Congressional District to make sure we increase the Republican Majority in the House of Representatives to make sure Nancy Pelosi never gets the Speaker’s gavel back again!

wren on June 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

^^^THIS!!..Hear!.. Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on June 20, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Senility plain and simple.

I weep for our country.

jukin3 on June 20, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Pelosi is full of more crap than a Thanksgiving turkey. She didn’t even understand her own authority let alone the implications of Obamacare. A total jackass.

rplat on June 20, 2012 at 6:48 PM

LOL. What a comedy act! This woman never fails to miss the mark!!!

littleguy on June 20, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I understand that crazy people eat a lot of cake.

Pork-Chop on June 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I pray that Pelosi is arrested, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to jail for her role in fraudulently claiming to the state of Hawaii that Obama was eligible to hold the office of President.

She told them, not vice versa.

BPinNC on June 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM

You had a giant pile of crimes for which you could have had Karl Rove arrested, and you did nothing?

So you’re saying that the logic demonstrating Republicans engaging in political gamesmanship, is that you neglected to do your sworn and authorized duty when you were the highest-ranking member of your half of the legislative branch of the United States government?

… how exactly is that supposed to make me feel animosity towards Issa?

The Schaef on June 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Sewer plant would suffice.

hillsoftx on June 20, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Not necessarily the whle plant. A nice plaque on the tanks where raw sewage comes into the plant would suffice.

Happy Nomad on June 20, 2012 at 6:51 PM

If it weren’t for Karl Rove guiding Bush down the road of non partisan big government squishiness, and thusly repelling the conservative base’ Pelosi might never have become speaker in the first place. If Rove doesn’t epitomize the type of republican the Tea Party was founded in order to resist, I don’t know who does.

Nancy didn’t arrest Rove out of gratitude?…Naah!

halfbaked on June 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM

A prison? Ha! Lets put Holder in it!

tinkerthinker on June 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Invidious comparison is no excuse. 2nd, are you claiming that Rove broke a law? Please, go on…

chimney sweep on June 20, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I was not saying she was right . I was commenting on the tactic.

CW on June 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Pelosi: “I could’ve arrested Karl Rove on any given day”

She should have focused on her own cosmetic surgeon. What he did was a real crime!

LaserBeam on June 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

If they could have arrested Karl Rove, they would have done it, no question. Now that they don’t have the power in the House, they are all concerned about jobs. That lady is bat sh*t crazy.

KateNE on June 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Nancy’s Skyscraper o’ Shennanigans

Slade73 on June 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Pelosi: There’s a prison here in the Capitol…

So that’s where all the Blue Dogs went.

LaserBeam on June 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Pic of the Day: The REAL War on Women

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/06/pic-of-day-real-war-on-women.html

M2RB (h/t mankai): Roger Daltrey

Maerose Prizzi, if you care about women, do something.

Resist We Much on June 20, 2012 at 6:58 PM

OH dear, the old bat is outta her cave today to make a statement. Dear nan, take your botox face out of dc along with most of your ding dong d’s and suck off taxpayers till you crater.
L

letget on June 20, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Yep, you just know that the flaps on the back of her arms work like wings.

slickwillie2001 on June 20, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Consider this yet another update to the “Why is Nanacy Pelosi always a Jerk” post a week or so ago.

LaserBeam on June 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

This would be funny, except for the Terry family. This pile of dung used to make me angrier now I just laugh…….. She will pay for her sins, what comes around goes around ………..

angrymike on June 20, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Is “Capitol Hill Jail” anything like “Airport Jail” from Honeymoon in Vegas?

LaserBeam on June 20, 2012 at 7:02 PM

The aforementioned post

Does Nancy Pelosi always have to be a jerk?
posted at 8:01 am on June 9, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

LaserBeam on June 20, 2012 at 7:06 PM

The democrats are playing politics while “he’s” yet to call the Terry family and apologize. I hate the democrats…really and truly hate them.

SouthernGent on June 20, 2012 at 7:07 PM

“I could’ve arrested Karl Rove on any given day”

Only in your dreams, Reichsfuhrer Pelosi.

farsighted on June 20, 2012 at 7:11 PM

She should have focused on her own cosmetic surgeon. What he did was a real crime!

LaserBeam on June 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I don’t think so. Pelousi asked him to give her Marty Feldman eyes and to scare little children with her appearance.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 20, 2012 at 7:12 PM

This lady is a loon!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 20, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Senile +, demented…

jimver on June 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM

The whole Plame fiasco (and that was a ridiculous fiasco – which I’d remind conservatives the lefties had no problem pursuing with full, mouth-foaming fervor – was nothing but the lunatic left’s ongoing attempt to get Karl Rove. That went on for well over a year.

Personally, I would have been happy if someone had taken Rove out. He almost killed conservativism all on his own – the architect of GOP disaster.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 20, 2012 at 7:15 PM

She should have focused on her own cosmetic surgeon. What he did was a real crime!

LaserBeam on June 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

More like her lobotomy surgeon, or is it neuro surgeon :)….

jimver on June 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Whether or not you were magnanimous enough to not

Uh, correction?

Dunedainn on June 20, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Dunedainn on June 20, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Disregard my last transmission. I read that as “or not”.

Dunedainn on June 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Pelosi: “I could’ve arrested Karl Rove on any given day”

She should have… that would have been funny.

lexhamfox on June 20, 2012 at 7:23 PM

More like her lobotomy surgeon, or is it neuro surgeon :)….

jimver on June 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Nazi Pelousi had a proctologist handle her lobotomy.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 20, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Uppereastside on June 20, 2012 at 6:06 PM

SHUT UP!..lowlife ignorant idiot!

KOOLAID2 on June 20, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Pelosi: “I could’ve arrested Karl Rove on any given day”

On the one hand, this is an outrageous comment as well as a lie from Nancy Pelosi. If they ever could have gotten away with arresting Karl Rove, they would have done it in a heart beat.

On the other hand, absolutely nobody believes this garbage. So it kind of works out evenly.

tom on June 20, 2012 at 7:39 PM

God, I wish this harridan would just go away!!!

As they say in Texas, one look at her face would make a train take a dirt road!

brushman on June 20, 2012 at 7:42 PM

More like her lobotomy surgeon, or is it neuro surgeon :)….

jimver on June 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Nazi Pelousi had a proctologist handle her lobotomy.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 20, 2012 at 7:26 PM

…do you think it’s possible that BOTOX used in the extreme, could cause a lobotomy with out any incision being evident?
Pelosi may have made primate history!

KOOLAID2 on June 20, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Blind party loyalty knows no bounds.

Uppereastside on May 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

rogerb on June 20, 2012 at 6:14 PM

oh rogerb you’re good!
As far as I know Yeasty is still sucking on all of us…anybody give him permission to stop? Tell him to SHUTUP!!!

KOOLAID2 on June 20, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Asked on what grounds she could have arrested Rove, Pelosi replied, “Oh, any number. But there were some specific ones for his being in contempt of Congress. But we didn’t.”

The lack of specifics indicates she lied.

CW on June 20, 2012 at 7:54 PM

She should have focused on her own cosmetic surgeon. What he did was a real crime!

LaserBeam on June 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

More like her lobotomy surgeon, or is it neuro surgeon :)….

jimver on June 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM

You’re assuming Representative Medusa has a brain.

LaserBeam on June 20, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Uppereastside on June 20, 2012 at 6:06 PM

You’re complicit in an organized cover-up. Are you proud?

Good men are dead and you’re playing games.

CW on June 20, 2012 at 7:56 PM

A lot of what she says is incoherent…

Slade73 on June 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM

To you and me, yes, that’s true. But to roughly 50% of USA she speaks very clearly. Let me re-phrase that: To almost half the CONGRESS and roughly HALF of SCOTUS she speaks clearly.

We are still underestimating what we’re fighting and until that day when we do we will be on the losing side. U just its sooner rather than later.

riddick on June 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM

It’s God’s irony…

…when I see a person who’s fighting old age in every physical way and shape possible…

…to the point where physically, they look anywhere from 10 to 20 years younger…

…lose the battle to senility.

Make no mistake. She is senile. She can’t leave Congress because she knows she’ll become a babbling brook of mental blather.

In other words…

…The Bitch Is Norma Desmond

budfox on June 20, 2012 at 8:04 PM

F@#$ you, bitch.

Midas on June 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Yeah, and she didn’t know about waterboarding either…..

Wagthatdog on June 20, 2012 at 8:16 PM

You’re complicit in an organized cover-up. Are you proud?

Good men are dead and you’re playing games.

CW on June 20, 2012 at 7:56 PM

No! Your radical tea party politicians are the ones playing games. Every liberal wanted Rove arrested but the responsible Nancy didnt give in to their demands. Why? Because she didnt want to turn the house into a political playground where the party in power misuses power.

Hopefully the American people are seeing how these radical tea party parasites are making a mockery out of our political system.

Uppereastside on June 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

IF we honestly had a free press in this country, don’t you have to believe that one of them, any one of them for all I’m concerned, would have asked her if Brian Terry’s family had a right to know who was responsible for this operation and get some justice?

I’m not sure if, after November, we will have a free press again. We know what this sycophant media was like going after George Bush, but I do know that, if we still have the media wing of the Democratic Party, as we do now, we will at least have a government that has the best interests of the country at heart.

bflat879 on June 20, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Oh my goodness. Poor, pathetic old Nan. She does not cope well with losing power, does she?

Philly on June 20, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Is she the evil hag who oversees the Capitol dungeon?

Philly on June 20, 2012 at 8:47 PM

No! Your radical tea party politicians are the ones playing games. Every liberal wanted Rove arrested but the responsible Nancy didnt give in to their demands. Why? Because she didnt want to turn the house into a political playground where the party in power misuses power.

Hopefully the American people are seeing how these radical tea party parasites are making a mockery out of our political system.

Uppereastside on June 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Brilliant satire, bravo good chum.

tom daschle concerned on June 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM

can we have a national referendum to cede San Fran over to Mexico?

conservativecaveman on June 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM

If Karl Rove broke the law and could have been arrested, Pelosi is then admitting she was derelict in her duties.

Flange on June 20, 2012 at 9:07 PM

The democrats are playing politics while “he’s” yet to call the Terry family and apologize. I hate the democrats…really and truly hate them.

SouthernGent on June 20, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I’m right there with ya, S.G.

Mary in LA on June 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Every time I see Pelosi I can’t help but remember Dennis Miller’s comment:

“Why does Pelosi always look like she is perpetually witnessing the Hindenburg disaster?”

Captain Kirock on June 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Someone put this witch on a Botox drip..

TexasJew on June 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Every liberal wanted Rove arrested

Uppereastside on June 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

For what? Name the charges and the crimes.

And please cite truthout.org and Jason Leopold.

P.S. Many years later, that “website” still has Montovani’s Fake Story about Rove “being indicted” posted. They have never retracted it.

Del Dolemonte on June 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Uppereastside on June 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

You’re really not taking losing very well at all.

You’d better get a grip, lil fella.

Solaratov on June 20, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Asked on what grounds she could have arrested Rove, Pelosi replied, “Oh, any number. But there were some specific ones for his being in contempt of Congress. But we didn’t.” …

“I totally could have arrested Rove for like, you know, stuff…”

I wonder if SanFranNan realizes that Karl Rove’s equivalent in the current administration is David Axelrod, not Eric Holder…

sockpuppetpolitic on June 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM

…also, has anyone else noticed that she’s making a pattern out of this whole “I know horrible stuff about [insert Republican here]“?

sockpuppetpolitic on June 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Hopefully the American people are seeing how these radical tea party parasites are making a mockery out of our political system.

Uppereastside on June 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Parasites, ha..they’re probaly paying your section 8 rent as we speak, moocher!!

jimver on June 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Does anyone know where exactly the OWS are hiding? It’s almost like they are like grubs… burrowing into the dirt only to rise up and reek havoc once they get their marching orders again.

Nancy Pelosi IS A 1%er…..

ActinUpinTexas on June 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

“I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi said

1) You are a liar.

2) If you truly had something worth looking into (but see 1) above), you should have done something when the window of opportunity was there.

3) Twit.

MisterElephant on June 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM

The committee voted contempt, but it was never voted on by the whole House, so Nancy is full of shit. The White House offered to make Rove available in private session, which they eventually took up in Feb 2009.

J_Crater on June 21, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Pelosi can’t arrest her mouth from spewing crap.

insidiator on June 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM

What’s next, “It was 8 miles to school. I used to walk it every morning. 12 months a year. In the snow. Up a big hill. Both ways.”

Your 72, go play with your grand kids and spare the rest of us your inane twaddle.

FineasFinn on June 21, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Does that mean Bohner can arrest Holder if he ever shows his face again in the Capital building?

kens on June 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Nancy Pelosi is, undoubtedly, insane. If she could’ve, she would’ve arrested Rove whenever she could. Since she has the intelligence of a box of rocks, it would take someone on that same intellectual level to believe one word this certified loon says.

volsense on June 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Pelosi has squirrels juggling knives in her head.

MDLibertyLover on June 21, 2012 at 1:31 PM

If ObastardCare is overturned, can the Former speaker be SHOT for TREASON???

Colatteral Damage on June 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM

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