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Gingersnap
11-05-2010, 10:15 AM
ABC News Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi Seriously Considers Staying as Democratic Leader

In the Wake of Tuesday's Shellacking, the Current Speaker May Remain in Congress and in Leadership

By JONATHAN KARL
November 4, 2010


In the wake of Tuesday's shellacking, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, has been widely expected to step down as the Democratic leader and leave Congress.

Not so fast.

High-level Democratic sources in the House tell ABC News Pelosi is seriously considering staying in Congress and running for the position of minority leader.

Pelosi is methodically calling every Democratic House member who won on Tuesday, as well as many who lost, sources tell ABC News. In the process, she is weighing her options and gauging her support.

Some of Pelosi's closest allies are encouraging her to stay and to lead the Democratic effort to win back their majority. Those encouraging her are arguing, in part, that she can unify the progressives in the caucus, and more importantly, that nobody in the House can raise money for the next campaign better than Pelosi.

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC), a member of the conservative Democratic Blue Dog coalition, is urging Pelosi not to run and threatening to challenge her if she does. Another member of the Blue Dog coalition, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), told Politico that Pelosi should not stay on.

"We just got whupped," he said.

But the Blue Dog coalition was decimated on Tuesday; more than half of its members, 29, lost. Only 28 remain. For the most part, the Democrats who survived Tuesday are the more liberal members, including Pelosi's strongest supporters.

A more serious threat to Pelosi would come from Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), currently the number two Democrat in the House. But Hoyer has previously assured Pelosi publicly and privately that he will not run against her. Pelosi and Hoyer had a one-on-one meeting late yesterday that lasted more than 90 minutes. Neither of them will say what was discussed.

Pelosi told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an interview Wednesday that she would let the Democratic caucus decide who would represent them in the House.

ABC (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wake-tuesdays-shellacking-current-speaker-remain-congress-leadership/story?id=12060225)

megimoo
11-05-2010, 10:56 AM
ABC (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wake-tuesdays-shellacking-current-speaker-remain-congress-leadership/story?id=12060225)

What, Fancy Nancy giving up Air Force Three and flying commercial to San Fran ?
I seriously doubt it ?

That old hag, critter is in fear for her life these days with those screw ball conservatives hating her the way they do !They will provide federal security for a few years but eventually that will 'go away' !

At her age she should be on her knees and going to confession and Mass every day for the rest of her life .

Her pride wouldn't allow the old bag to sit in the wings while the New House ownership makes her grovel for every perk .

Her old man is loaded and with her pension she would be queen of the San Francisco Far Left,Maoist,Queer cocktail circuit.

As Speaker of the House she made - $223,500/yr.Her average annual pension would be about $60,972.Enough to buy a bunch of chiller Napa Valley White wine !

The Berkeley Code Pinko's would still hate her guts for not going 'Far Left Enough Maoist Red Commie ' !

lacarnut
11-05-2010, 11:07 AM
What, Fancy Nancy giving up Air Force Three and flying commercial to San Fran ?
I seriously doubt it ?

That old hag, critter is in fear for her life these days with those screw ball conservatives hating her the way they do !They will provide federal security for a few years but eventually that will 'go away' !

At her age she should be on her knees and going to confession and Mass every day for the rest of her life .

Her pride wouldn't allow the old bag to sit in the wings while the New House ownership makes her grovel for every perk .Her old man is loaded and with her pension she would be queen of the San Francisco Far Left,Maoist,Queer cocktail circuit. As Speaker of the House she made - $223,500/yr.Her average annual pension would be about $60,972.

The Berkeley Code Pinko's would still hate her guts for not going 'Far Left Enough Maoist Red Commie ' !

If the old hag retired, she would be the queen of the San Fran Left, Maoist, Queer cocktail circut is a great line.

namvet
11-05-2010, 11:25 AM
not so fast

Heath Shuler Would Challenge Pelosi For House Minority Leader Post


Nancy Pelosi's demotion from Speaker of the House could end up being a few more steps down if Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) has his way, as reports now suggest that the Blue Dog Democrat will challenge her for the House minority leader position.


source (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/04/heath-shuler-minority-leader_n_779052.html)

NJCardFan
11-05-2010, 11:29 AM
not so fast

Heath Shuler Would Challenge Pelosi For House Minority Leader Post



source (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/04/heath-shuler-minority-leader_n_779052.html)

As long as he doesn't have to throw any passes.(He threw over twice as many interceptions as touchdowns)

The good thing is, he's a blue dog Dem.

Hawkgirl
11-05-2010, 04:47 PM
Yes, let the democratic party keep their association to Pelosi...what could possibly go wrong??:D

MountainMan
11-05-2010, 05:12 PM
God, I hope they keep her a house minority leader...please oh please.

Zathras
11-05-2010, 05:43 PM
God, I hope they keep her a house minority leader...please oh please.

So do I...otherwise she may come back to San Francisco and run for mayor and screw up that city even more than it is now.

FBIGuy
11-05-2010, 05:55 PM
She's a better chance of being elected San Francisco Dog Catcher.

She's got a face that makes my ass want to suck lemons!

megimoo
11-05-2010, 06:07 PM
So do I...otherwise she may come back to San Francisco and run for mayor and screw up that city even more than it is now.That would be impossible even for Fancy Nancy !

namvet
11-05-2010, 06:21 PM
CA's on the verge of bankruptcy. so of course the voters re elected the dumb ass's that got em there. Pelosi may be the back breaker. she already cost some 8,000 jobs over a damned fish