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This is Pelosi on CNN

This is a bit from Kyra Phillips interview with Nancy Pelosi on CNN:

"I want to ask you, as you stand here and continue to criticize the administration and criticize the director of FEMA, I do want to tell you the White House coming forward today, Scott McClellan coming forward today, basically disputing your accounts of your meeting with the president. I'm looking at it here. It's saying that you said you urged the president to replaced the embattled FEMA director because of the poor emergency response to Hurricane Katrina, but McClellan says that that's not what you discussed with the president. You were discussing other things with the president, and that things are being twisted here a bit."

PELOSI: Oh, that's absolutely not true. Uh, Mr. McClellan wasn't there, so he couldn't possibly know. What happened was I said to the president, "Mr. President we can begin to help these, uh, victims of Katrina (sniff) become whole again. The first thing you can do is to uh, replace Michael Brown as the head of FEMA." To which the president said, "Why would I do that?" And I said, "Because of what happened last week and the failure of FEMA to be the real link between the federal government and the people in need in our country, the social compact." To which the president said, "What didn't go right last week?" That's what happened in the meeting. I stand by that. If the president thinks everything went right last week, and he wants to keep Michael Brown there, then I think that's going to be a cost to the American people in lives and livelihood.

PHILLIPS: And I think it's unfair that FEMA is just singled out. There are so many people responsible --

PELOSI: Right.

PHILLIPS: -- for what has happened in the state of Louisiana.

PELOSI: That is true and I'm sorry that you think it's unfair but I don't. I think it's unfair that people lost their family members, their lives, their livelihood, their homes, their opportunity, uh, and FEMA, uh, uh, is -- did a poor job. It had no chance, it was.

PHILLIPS: But what about all those warnings --

PELOSI: May I please respond?

PHILLIPS: What about all the warnings from the Army Corps of Engineers years ago --

PELOSI: No!

PHILLIPS: -- saying there's a problem with these levees, there's a problem with these cities?

PELOSI: Myra, Myra, Myra...

PHILLIPS: It's Kyra.

PELOSI: If you want to make a case for the White House --

PHILLIPS: It's Kyra.

PELOSI: -- you should go on their payroll.

PHILLIPS: I'm not making a case for the White House by all means, believe me."


It's amazing isn't it, when Democrats are asked real questions - isn't it.

AJ over at the Strata-Sphere has a hilarious example of when the public throws that reporter bias right back. Hilarious!

UPDATE: More here at Rathergate.

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