June 2, 2010

Nancy Pelosi is Crazy

pelosi-nancy-stare.jpgAs a proud progressive, I rarely agree with Republicans. It is even less common for me to write a post with a title that sounds like it could be found on a conservative blog and mean it. But based on what I just read over at Pharyngula, I have to do just that. Nancy Pelosi is nuts!

I understand that politicians must pander to get elected. They all do it; they probably always have. Democrats are no different from Republicans in this regard, and the sense that a politician will say damn near anything to achieve or maintain office is common knowledge. But why must politician after politician pander to the worst parts of the human psyche (e.g., fear, faith, etc.)? Yeah, I know. That one's rhetorical.

Here is what Pelosi, the Speaker of the House no less, said at a Catholic Community Conference in May:
"And that Word," Pelosi said, "is, we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word. The Word. Isn't it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word."

"Fill it in with anything you want. But, of course, we know it means: 'The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.' And that's the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again."