She Said With A Permanently Straight Face

What color is the sky in Nancy’s world?

Speaker Pelosi: I am not partisan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is denying Republican claims that she is partisan, saying she has been open to GOP ideas.

In an interview with Charlie Rose on Friday, Pelosi was asked what is the most unfair and misleading impression of her. Pelosi initially said she doesn’t think about it, but when pressed, the Speaker took on her Republican critics.

“There seems to — some people think there seems to be a market for saying that I am very partisan, and that I don’t give the Republicans their opportunity. That simply is not true. They know in this recovery package that we had, we ask them what they wanted. They wanted certain things in there.”

Many Republicans in the House maintain that Pelosi is one of the most partisan figures in the lower chamber. One GOP lawmaker who requested anonymity told The Hill on Thursday that working with Pelosi on legislation is nearly impossible.

“She’s an ideologue,” the Republican lawmaker said.

Pelosi suggested that Republicans are playing political games: “If you can’t win on policy, then you go to process. If you can’t win on process, then you go to personality. And that’s how they have decided they would make up stories about me and the rest…but you know what? I’m in the arena. We have big issues. I can’t be bothered about what they say about me. All I’m interested in is getting the job done. And I really want to get it done in a bipartisan way.”

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Pelosi Denies She’s Partisan, Accuses GOP of ‘Process’ Politics
Pelosi: I’m not partisan

Nope, no way, she’s not partisan at all, she’s the leader of the Get Along Gang. Remember this classic rant that single-handedly derailed the first attempt to pass the first TARP bill?

You see? She loves Republicans and diligently works with them to incorporate Republican ideas in important legislation.

Pelosi Defends Democrats’ Vetting of Stimulus Plan

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) parried GOP assaults on Democrats’ $825 billion stimulus package Thursday and refused to slow the bill down to give more time for Republican input.

“Yes, we wrote the bill. Yes we won the election, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want sustainability or Republican support,” Pelosi said.

But the Speaker showed little room for compromising the overall direction of the package, saying: “We’re going in a new direction because the direction the Republicans have taken us has led us to this brink.”

Yep, Nancy Pelosi is the most nonpartisan Speaker of the House this country’s ever had.

/and the Pope’s not Catholic and bears don’t [expletive deleted] in the woods