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Pelosi Deflects VP Question


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) (L) speaks at a Capitol Hill luncheon commemorating U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's 100th birthday as Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson (R) and Tom Johnson, president of the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation listen May 21, 2008 in Washington, D.C.(Getty Images)

By Ben Pershing
If Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) defeats the most viable female candidate in American history and wins the Democratic presidential nomination, might he want to balance the ticket by selecting another woman for vice president? Perhaps someone who's already the highest-ranking woman ever in the line of presidential succession?

Well, too bad. Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) not interested.

Following up a question during her weekly press conference today about Obama considering potential vice presidential candidates, a reporter queried: "If asked, would you serve?"

"Being speaker of the House is the best job in the world. Why would I want to be number two?" Pelosi responded, grinning widely.

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By Web Politics Editor  |  May 22, 2008; 12:15 PM ET
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Comments

VP? She needs to be this country's President!

Posted by: nasjon | May 26, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi is the biggest BIMBO I have ever
seen. How she got her job baffles me. I hope
Cindy Sheehan kicks Pelosi's big butt. The
american people should IMPEACH Pelosi. What
a loser...............

Posted by: Sylvia | May 24, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi hasn't done near what she promised she would.

I'm not going to vote to give her another chance.

Posted by: Marshall | May 22, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

TIME Magazine is reporting that Bill Clinton "is pushing real hard" for Hillary to be offered Obama's VP spot.

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1808470,00.html

Posted by: Neil | May 22, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Hillary wrote:

What people ignore is the fact that what Obama was saying the old politics in Washington are his followers in Washington like Nancy Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, Dodd, Daschle, Kennedy, et...

For any meaningful change to occur in this country, these people owe to go.

The DNC with its flawed members is a FLAWED entity and should never been formed the way it is. There's no accountability and objectivity in the system.

Despite the obvious (Hillary being stronger in Battleground states, more experienced, etc.) should the DNC decides to CROWN Obama, Hillary should think outside the box and join the McCain ticket as his VP.

If people want change, this will be BIG TIME CHANGE. And we'll have the best of both worlds...

This will be a landslide and Obama will be put in his rightful place!!!

With the problems that we have in this country today, we need steady hands at the wheel.

Senator McCain are you listening?

WELL DONT WORRY ABOUT TED KENNEDY HE IS ABOUT TO GO SOON!

Posted by: Rafael VA | May 22, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi another traitor good job Obama why don't you pick her? She has done alot in the House since she got there stuff like high gas prices, We still in Iraq, Increase taxes, giving money to the already rich farmers sure Obama why not add her to your VP list she is well qualifyed!

Posted by: Rafael VA | May 22, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I stand corrected. Of course, it is CINDY Sheehan. Sorry.

Posted by: LonghornMama | May 22, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi!!! Please! Even the Dems in California will vote for McCain. Pelosi's seat is under siege from Candy Sheehan, part of the Code Pink contingent that bundled money for Barack Obama. Sheehan has already announced she is running for Pelosi's seat, and she's likely to get it.

If the Dems are not smart enough to put Hillary Clinton in the VP slot, they deserve to lose, lose, lose. Of course, we will all have to lose again too for their lack of vision. Like we lost with Kerry, Dukakis, etc.

Posted by: LonghornMama | May 22, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I think McCain would lose more voters than he would gain with Hillary as his VP (even assuming she would accept).

Posted by: Neil | May 22, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I am SO sick of her anytime I heard anything from her mouth and anytime I saw her.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 22, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

What people ignore is the fact that what Obama was saying the old politics in Washington are his followers in Washington like Nancy Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, Dodd, Daschle, Kennedy, et...

For any meaningful change to occur in this country, these people owe to go.

The DNC with its flawed members is a FLAWED entity and should never been formed the way it is. There's no accountability and objectivity in the system.

Despite the obvious (Hillary being stronger in Battleground states, more experienced, etc.) should the DNC decides to CROWN Obama, Hillary should think outside the box and join the McCain ticket as his VP.

If people want change, this will be BIG TIME CHANGE. And we'll have the best of both worlds...

This will be a landslide and Obama will be put in his rightful place!!!

With the problems that we have in this country today, we need steady hands at the wheel.

Senator McCain are you listening?

Posted by: McCain and Hillary | May 22, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

"politicians never believe in what they say and are always astonished when others do"! Charles De Gaulle

Posted by: jackmack74 | May 22, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi is not a viable VP candidate. Kathleen Sebelius is clearly Obama's best choice. She has all of Pelosi's (and Clinton's) positives and more. Best of all, she doesn't have their negatives.

Posted by: jsmith54 | May 22, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I used to respect Pelosi. I hope she gets her butt kicked by Cindy. Nancy says it is the responsibility for superdelegates to choose the candidate with the most delegates. That is a blatant lie-they are supposed to select the candidate most likely to win in November-otherwise why would we even need them. She is abusing her position.

Posted by: jaylo | May 22, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Dear Fellow Americans,

Our Greatgrand Nation, the United States of America
is facing and will face very critical and substantial
"Challenges" in coming, months, years, and next
decade[s].

It is very critical and very important that we the people of the America get interested, involved, and engaged in choosing and voting for our next President.

The following criteria will guide and help us to a right candidate. The candidate we choose must have following characteristics.


1. A clear and candid " Vision
and Mission" for our Nations present and future.

2. A " Strong Character and significant
Integrity".

3. The sound and sustained "Presidential Temperament" and " Judgment".

4. A least "Washington exposure" and "real connectedness with the people and future
generation".

5. One who "Inspires us up" rather than
"Tears us Down or divides us".

6. One who is not based on sexism, racism,regionalism,ageism, or any other ism and as well as who attempts to " bring us together ".

7. A foreign policy of mainly "USA Centric".

In my professional, political and personal opinion,
the only candidate that meets all the above
characteristics and has shown constant and consistent
coolness, calmness, and connectedness { PRESIDENTIAL
TEMPERAMENT } is Senator Barrack Obama.

As an independent registered voter since 1980. I voted
for Carter, voted for Reagan, voted for First Bush,
and second Bush in 2000 and In the process last
interest in Washington politics and I stopped voting.
Getting disinterested and disgusted in our political
process and stopping voting. That was a very very bad
decision in any circumstance, particularly under
present circumstances.

This time we can not afford to stay on side lines and
let "Washington" stay the same.We can not afford our
Greatgreat Nation to become less than what we are,
what we were and what we can be?

We need to send clear, careful and candid message to
the world and some time 24 hour partisan divisive
media, that We the American people will set the agenda for our future and America and Americans will be back.

These partisan media outlets are trying and will try their best to deprive, decieve,dupe, and derail us. let us stay involved, engaged, and express our opinion freely and vote.Our Nation will get it right this time to protect, preserve, and promote our future.

Some of these partisan media and pundits are trying
their best to deny us better future and continue focus our weaknesses and generate bitter future for us and our Greatgrand Nation. Our nations people will see thru. Unfortunately { Our Greatgrand Nations people
are persistently and constantly subjected to this
Psychological Terrorism" without common people's
knowledge.

The common and regular people do not have time to see
thru and sort thru this psychological terrorism
perpetuated by some of these partisan media outlets.

I find it tragic, unfortunate, and sad [ Probably they do not care about our Greatgrand Nation ]as they claim that they do it in the interest of our Greatgrand Nation.

We the Americans should not and would not to allow
Some these partisan media outlets psychologically
terrorized, traumatized and silence us this time nor
any other time in future.

I am sure that we will get it right this
time and elect Senator Obama our next President.

Let us remember that our Greatgrand is consists of
family, friends,fellowships, faith, funds,foundation,
fun, and future with fairness and freedom and without
fear, favor, or failure .

We can not afford to lose any of above. Let us stand
up, be counted, save, build our Greatgrand Nation for
centuries to come. I am sure our Greatgrand nation and its diverse people. will reclaim, regain and restore global economic, social, moral, and power status of USA.

God Bless our Great grand Nation and its diverse
people.

Our Greatgrand nation needs present and future
stability, security, safety,sustained progress and
restoration of our due status in this perilous Global
World at the all levels.

Yours sincerely,

COL.[retd] A.M.Khajawall M.D.
Forensic Psychiatrist.
Disables American Veteran.
Las Vegas Nevada.
Cell: 951-505-6975

Posted by: COL.[retd] A.M.Khajawall | May 22, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Dear Fellow Americans,

Our Greatgrand Nation, the United States of America
is facing and will face very critical and substantial
"Challenges" in coming, months, years, and next
decade[s].

It is very critical and very important that we the people of the America get interested, involved, and engaged in choosing and voting for our next President.

The following criteria will guide and help us to a right candidate. The candidate we choose must have following characteristics.


1. A clear and candid " Vision
and Mission" for our Nations present and future.

2. A " Strong Character and significant
Integrity".

3. The sound and sustained "Presidential Temperament" and " Judgment".

4. A least "Washington exposure" and "real connectedness with the people and future
generation".

5. One who "Inspires us up" rather than
"Tears us Down or divides us".

6. One who is not based on sexism, racism,regionalism,ageism, or any other ism and as well as who attempts to " bring us together ".

7. A foreign policy of mainly "USA Centric".

In my professional, political and personal opinion,
the only candidate that meets all the above
characteristics and has shown constant and consistent
coolness, calmness, and connectedness { PRESIDENTIAL
TEMPERAMENT } is Senator Barrack Obama.

As an independent registered voter since 1980. I voted
for Carter, voted for Reagan, voted for First Bush,
and second Bush in 2000 and In the process last
interest in Washington politics and I stopped voting.
Getting disinterested and disgusted in our political
process and stopping voting. That was a very very bad
decision in any circumstance, particularly under
present circumstances.

This time we can not afford to stay on side lines and
let "Washington" stay the same.We can not afford our
Greatgreat Nation to become less than what we are,
what we were and what we can be?

We need to send clear, careful and candid message to
the world and some time 24 hour partisan divisive
media, that We the American people will set the agenda for our future and America and Americans will be back.

These partisan media outlets are trying and will try their best to deprive, decieve,dupe, and derail us. let us stay involved, engaged, and express our opinion freely and vote.Our Nation will get it right this time to protect, preserve, and promote our future.

Some of these partisan media and pundits are trying
their best to deny us better future and continue focus our weaknesses and generate bitter future for us and our Greatgrand Nation. Our nations people will see thru. Unfortunately { Our Greatgrand Nations people
are persistently and constantly subjected to this
Psychological Terrorism" without common people's
knowledge.

The common and regular people do not have time to see
thru and sort thru this psychological terrorism
perpetuated by some of these partisan media outlets.

I find it tragic, unfortunate, and sad [ Probably they do not care about our Greatgrand Nation ]as they claim that they do it in the interest of our Greatgrand Nation.

We the Americans should not and would not to allow
Some these partisan media outlets psychologically
terrorized, traumatized and silence us this time nor
any other time in future.

I am sure that we will get it right this
time and elect Senator Obama our next President.

Let us remember that our Greatgrand is consists of
family, friends,fellowships, faith, funds,foundation,
fun, and future with fairness and freedom and without
fear, favor, or failure .

We can not afford to lose any of above. Let us stand
up, be counted, save, build our Greatgrand Nation for
centuries to come. I am sure our Greatgrand nation and its diverse people. will reclaim, regain and restore global economic, social, moral, and power status of USA.

God Bless our Great grand Nation and its diverse
people.

Our Greatgrand nation needs present and future
stability, security, safety,sustained progress and
restoration of our due status in this perilous Global
World at the all levels.

Yours sincerely,

COL.[retd] A.M.Khajawall M.D.
Forensic Psychiatrist.
Disables American Veteran.
Las Vegas Nevada.
Cell: 951-505-6975

Posted by: COL.[retd] A.M.Khajawall | May 22, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

pelosi has been the WORSR majority leader in 20 years.

she'd be aperfect match for obambi

Posted by: Anonymous | May 22, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Vote Out Nancy Pelosi!!!

http://www.cindyforcongress.org/

Posted by: Cindy Sheehan | May 22, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

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