“And the American people told us they expected us to work together for fiscal responsibility, with the highest ethical standards and with civility and bipartisanship.
“After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.
“In order to achieve our new America for the 21st century, we must return this House to the American people. So our first order of business is passing the toughest congressional ethics reform in history. This new Congress doesn’t have 2 years or 200 days. Let us join together in the first 100 hours to make this Congress the most honest and open Congress in history. 100 hours.
“This openness requires respect for every voice in the Congress. As Thomas Jefferson said, “Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.” My colleagues elected me to be Speaker of the House, the entire House. Respectful of the vision of our Founders, the expectation of our people, and the great challenges that we face, we have an obligation to reach beyond partisanship to work for all Americans.
-Nancy Pelosi, 01/04/2007
Nice words, but Nancy Pelosi has not been good for her word.
She is doing the exact opposite of what she promised.
Provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt?
Highest ethical standards?
The most honest and open Congress in history?
Respect for every voice in the Congress?
What happened to this promise, Nancy?
“In this House, we may be different parties, but we serve one country, and our pride and our prayers are united behind our men and women in uniform. They are working together to protect the American people; and in this Congress, we must work together to build a future worthy of their sacrifice.
- Nancy Pelosi, 01/04/2007
As far as Nancy Pelosi’s own ethics issues, Michelle Malkin has already covered Pelosi’s personal investments in Pickens’ plan. Also look into the connections between American Samoa, Starkist Tuna (located in Pelosi’s district, with significant operations in American Samoa), and legislation Pelosi has passed.
On February 11th, 2009 at 12:25 pm, John Deaux said:
On February 11th, 2009 at 12:05 pm, ITookTheRedPill said:
Nice words, but Nancy Pelosi has not been good for her word. She is doing the exact opposite of what she promised.
Apparently, the Dems have realized that if you tell people what they want to hear, they will vote for you.
Of course, you don’t actually have to back those promises up. John Lott has a nice article on a few of Obama’s broken promises and outright lies.
It reminds me of the movie Mars Attacks where the aliens are saying “we come in peace” the whole time they’re shooting.