PELOSI POUNDS FIRST LADY
Scores Laura Bush for Comments to Press
Sept 7, 2005
WASHINGTON: In a news conference marked by mounting anger, Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) today expressed her disgust at comments made by First Lady Laura Bush in defending her husband, President George W. Bush against accusations from the far Left asserting that the President actually hates black people and wishes they were all dead.
The Congresswoman told reporters that the First Lady’s remarks clearly went beyond the bounds of good taste when she said in an interview with American Urban Radio Networks that, "I think all of those remarks are disgusting, to be perfectly frank, because of course President Bush cares about everyone in our country. And I know that. I mean, I'm the person who lives with him.”
Pelosi, furious at what she termed the First Lady’s lack of balance, good judgment, and maturity, added, “It’s extremists like her who mar the feelings of good fellowship in Washington, and give our Government a bad name. Democrats have been struggling against mounting resistance from the political right to bring civility and balance into the political dialogue, and this just proves how fruitless our efforts have been.”