Thursday, April 10, 2008

Quote of the Week

“The process to bring the troops home must begin immediately. The president wants to stay the course and a man who wants to replace him suggests we could be in Iraq for 100 years. But Madam Speaker, history will not judge us kindly if we sacrifice four generations of Americans because of the folly of one.”--Newly elected U.S. Representative Jackie Speier lecturing Congress, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, earlier today.

As the San Francisco Chronicle reports,
While Democrats applauded, Republicans began a chorus of low boos. Some Republicans who had congratulated her just moments before, including Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista (San Diego County), walked out of the hall in protest.

Speier’s 13-year-old daughter, who was watching from the House gallery, asked, “Why are they booing my mom?”
Sorry, little one, but this is what passes for political discourse and debate under the wildly unpopular George W. Bush.

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