Pelosi aims to block Democratic hawks from key posts

  1. http://www.insightmag.com/Media/MediaManager/Pelosi.htm


    Democratic Party sources said as House Speaker, Ms. Pelosi plans to block moves that would place hawks into important chairmanships. The sources said a key casualty would be Rep. Jane Harman, a six-term member of Congress who has cooperated with Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee.
    "Nancy Pelosi wants total party discipline," a source in the Democratic Party leadership said. "If you played ball with the Republicans during this session, then you're not going to be given an important chair in the next session."
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  2. 30 Comments

  3. by   Spidey's mom
    That is not a big shockerooo to me.

    Nancy got to be speaker on the backs of moderate and conservative Dems and now she will marginalize them.

    Sheesh and I live in the same state. . . .

    steph
  4. by   Sheri257
    For crying out loud. This is from the Moonie Times ... a right wing rag with no credibility that's citing unnamed sources.

    I love it when people start criticizing for things that haven't even happened.

    Let's see if it actually happens first.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Nov 9, '06
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    "Moonie" . . . :spin:

    That is funny . . . .

    Insight Magazine . . Townhall . . . Drudge . . . NRO . . . . Washington Times . . . .



    I've been "outed" as a right-wing nut I guess. . . .

    steph

    p.s. If "unnamed source" bothers you, don't read any newspaper or magazine.
  6. by   Sheri257
    Quote from stevielynn
    "Moonie" . . . :spin:

    That is funny . . . .

    Insight Magazine . . Townhall . . . Drudge . . . NRO . . . . Washington Times . . . .



    I've been "outed" as a right-wing nut I guess. . . .

    steph

    p.s. If "unnamed source" bothers you, don't read any newspaper or magazine.
    When I was a journalist in Washington, the Moonie Times was always notorious for printing stuff that wasn't true. I worked for U.S. News and that wasn't a liberal publication by any means. The owner and editor were both big time Republicans.

    Besides: rule number one in journalism ... at least with the publications I worked for. Don't try to predict the future. Just report on what happened. You can look really stupid later on when it turns out not to be true.

    P.S. Everybody in D.C. called the Washington Times the Moonie Times because it's owned by Rev. Sun Moon.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Nov 9, '06
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from lizz
    When I was a journalist in Washington, the Moonie Times was always notorious for printing stuff that wasn't true. I worked for U.S. News and that wasn't a liberal publication by any means. The owner and editor were both big time Republicans.

    Besides: rule number one in journalism ... at least with the publications I worked for. Don't try to predict the future. Just report on what happened. You can look really stupid later on when it turns out not to be true.

    :typing
    I agree with your rule - not sure it is #1 though . . . if I remember correctly (now I just had a class in journalism - never worked in journalism) . . .

    "Who, What, When, Where and How" are the questions that need to be asked and stick strictly to that.

    Our media does love to predict things though - and I think most journalists would get a failiing grade from journalism profs if they were still in school.

    Seeing how, as Tim puts it, "San Fran Nan" acts, I can see her doing what the article presents. However, we shall have to wait and see.

    steph
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from lizz

    P.S. Everybody in D.C. called the Washington Times the Moonie Times because it's owned by Rev. Sun Moon.

    :typing
    The website is "Insight Magazine" and they link to many publications, including the "Moonie Times".

    I actually see a promotional link from Rolling Stone voting Insight Magazine "The Hottest Conservative News Site".

    steph
  9. by   Sheri257
    Quote from stevielynn
    The website is "Insight Magazine" and they link to many publications, including the "Moonie Times".

    I actually see a promotional link from Rolling Stone voting Insight Magazine "The Hottest Conservative News Site".

    steph
    Last time I checked, Insight is also owned by Rev. Moon ... unless he sold it.

    :typing
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    They are published by the same company . . .

    I am looking at the regular "pundits" and see many I respect, especially John Leo. A very honorable man. Love his columns. Michael Barone. Rich Lowry. Many of the same people I love on Townhall . . .

    Not convinced this not a credible site at all . . .


    steph
  11. by   Spidey's mom
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    nope - still think it may have some credibility . . . .
  12. by   Sheri257
    Well ... it may have some occassional credibility. But the Moonie Times printed a bunch of crap that we never used at U.S. News because you never could rely on anything they said. And, like I said, U.S. News was a conservative publication.

    Besides: think about it. Do you really think Demos are going out of their way right now to leak damaging info to the Moonie Times? Not likely. Of all of the publications in the world they could leak to ... the Moonie Times would probably be last on their list.

    :typing
  13. by   BabyRN2Be
    I would identify myself as a middle of the road conservative, and overall I'm glad for the change.

    There is one "publication" that really drives me crazy, World Net Daily. This "news site" makes me ashamed that I even identify with conservatives.

    During the Terri Schiavo case, they were publishing sensationalistic items about her that could not possibly have been true. Such as, when told that the tube would be removed, she suddenly cried out, fully understandable, "I want to live!!"

    I just hope we can all work together for the sake of the nation, and the people. Cheesy, I know, but there are a lot of things which need to change.
  14. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    I just hope we can all work together for the sake of the nation, and the people. Cheesy, I know, but there are a lot of things which need to change.
    I wouldn't call it "cheesy" but I do question everyone's idea that we can all work together because so many of us think the problems and solutions are different.

    I for one am all for being partisan - you need to be true to your values and beliefs. Giving up your beliefs just to make nice is not the way to go. I would never want a pro-choice Democrat to give up their beliefs based soley on trying to get along with me.

    The solution to the war in Iraq? How many different opinions are there on that question? How to work together when some want to leave and cut our losses and some want to stay and finish the job.

    steph

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