Why the dislike?
A friend asked me the other day, "Why don't you like Nancy Pelosi?"
That's a fair question, so why not look into the situation and see what's what...maybe I haven't given the lady a fair shake, I mean she did block impeachment proceedings against Bush didn't she... maybe she cannot be all that bad...
In January 2007 she joined with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to condemn Bush's "troop surge plan". But only in words as the surge went ahead and congress didn't act against it.
My earlier blog hinted at Pelosi's 2007 Mideast tour with 6 other lawmakers. She delivered a "message of peace" from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (Israel) to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Apparently the "message" was lost in translation as Olmert's office clarified what he had actually told Pelosi, "...although Israel is interested in peace with Syria, that country continues to be part of the axis of evil and a force that encourages terror in the entire Middle East". The office further commented that "Pelosi took part of the things that were said in the meeting, and used what suited her."
On abortion... I lean more liberal in this regard. I don't support legislation banning all abortions, BUT unlike Pelosi, I support the ban on Partial Birth Abortions as well as using any public funds to support/pay for abortions domestically or abroad.
She is a strong gun control supporter. Although I support current licensing measures, I disagree with Pelosi on the fact that gun manufactures should be held responsible for the misuse of guns.
And now for the biggy.... illegal immigration. This is a deal breaker for me. She supports immigration illegally and voted against the "Secure Fence Act of 2006"
So there ya have it. She isn't a supper crack pot as you would expect from the Bay area but her view's are definetely left leaning, falling squarely into the "the government can save us" camp".