It is now official: the botox injections have seeped from Nancy Pelosi's eyes and have paralyzed her brain, leaving her politically blind and completely out of touch with reality.
Interview with Speaker Pelosi on the PBS NewsHour
September 30, 2010
By PBS Newshour
NEWSHOUR: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, thank you very much for talking with us.
SPEAKER PELOSI: My pleasure. Thank you.
NEWSHOUR: Virtually every respected political analyst in this town and around the country is saying the Republicans are poised to take control of the House of Representatives. How worried are you?
SPEAKER PELOSI: I'm thinking it's great that they think that, but we are acting upon another possibility and that is that we will hold the House. Our members left Congress last night. They are confident that they would return in the majority. We take it one district at a time. Nothing less is at stake than the choice between going back to the exact agenda of the Bush Administration or moving America forward, and our members are ready for the fight. Again, we take it one district at a time. For some reason when they come here they say, what's all this conversation about in Washington? We don't see that in our districts.
NEWSHOUR: The voters say the main issue on their minds is jobs. What do you say to voters that makes them believe that Democrats are going to create more jobs than Republicans especially when the Democrats haven't been able to do anything significant here in the last few weeks about job?
SPEAKER PELOSI: Well, the fact is that we have done a great deal about jobs from day one. When President Obama took office, immediately 1 week and 1 day later we passed the Recovery Act which created or saved 3.6 million jobs. And I want to add that in the first 8 months of 2010 alone more private-sector jobs were created than in the 8 years of the Bush Administration. So we have to go tell our story and understand that this is a choice. The American people love choice and they will have a choice in this election. And so in terms of jobs, from day one we've created or saved 3.6. The job situation is not where we want it to be. We have to do more. That's why we have to get reelected to move forward instead of going back to the failed economic policies that got us where we are in the first place.