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Pelosi Meets the Press (and Their Kids)

Regular grown-up reporters, Capitol Briefing included, often have trouble extracting newsworthy answers from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at her weekly press conferences. So today the media tried a different tack -- letting their kids ask the questions.

To commemorate Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Pelosi invited reporters to bring their kids along to this morning's briefing, and the gathering was packed with little ones, many of whom were more polite and better-dressed than their parents. After Pelosi expounded on a few subjects that surely enthralled the assembled munchkins, including the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and alleged nuclear cooperation between Syria and North Korea, she then opened the floor (literally, that's where the kids were sitting) to questions. They included:

"Who do you think is going to be the next president?"

"Do you like being Speaker?"

"On a scale of 1 to 10, where is our economy?"

"What would you do to improve Medicaid ..." (laughter drowned out the end of this query).

"Who do you, like, root for? The Giants, the Orioles or the Nats?"

"What can you do to pass the Fair Pay bill?"

For the record, Pelosi thinks the next president will be "a Democrat," that being Speaker is "fabulous," that the economy is "a three," and that "boys and girls should be paid the same amount" for doing the same job. Also, she roots for the Giants, though the Orioles are her "second-favorite."

In closing, Pelosi told the kids, "I hope we have some budding journalists here," and then they all got candy. That usually doesn't happen. Maybe more children would want to grow up to be reporters if every press conference ended with candy.

By Ben Pershing  |  April 24, 2008; 12:25 PM ET
Categories:  Dem. Leaders  
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Comments

Apparently being a journalist today does not require a college education! All one has to do is "spin, provide personal opinions, peddle influence and propoganda, accept payments from politicians and look cute! No problems there!!!!

Posted by: ObamasLady | April 24, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

So please pretty please San Francisco Voters send "I took Impeachment off the
Table" Nutso Nancy Pelosi back to her fancy
resort hotels and restaurant to cook tacos
for her illegal alien employees and let
Pelosi crush grapes with the rest of them
as Pelosi is a total incompetent and the
worst speaker in Congress's history. Dump
Nancy Pelosi in 2008!

Posted by: Ralphinphnx | April 28, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

So after Big Shot & Loud Mouth Crazy Madame
Speaker Nancy Pelosi,Looney Howard Dean and
Wimpy Harry Reid and their Hand Picked
Phony Stooge Barack Hussein Obama finish
the Self-Destruction and Final Implosion
of the Democratic Party,oh God will that
ever give "Obama's Crazy Uncle" Jerry lots
of stuff to rant his racist remarks from
his pulpit every Sunday. Your Doing A Heck
of A Job Nancy,Barack,Howard and Harry!

Posted by: Sandy5274 | April 30, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

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