Monday, October 06, 2008
Pelosi The Enabler
On Monday afternoon, homemade fliers were taped at one-block intervals along Montgomery Street in San Francisco's Financial District condemning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her $850 billion "rescue" or "bailout" or "ripoff" or whatever it's being called.
Though we are constantly reminded that Pelosi is an historic figure because she's the first female Speaker of the House, I don't think history is going to treat her kindly.
Her image to most of the country is as a "San Francisco liberal" which is an utterly fraudulent characterization. Rather like Senator Feinstein, she's been an enabler her entire time in office for the worst elements of the defense and financial services industries, and her less affluent constituents can simply go to hell. They both have a lot to answer for.