Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Saturday, February 11, 2012

So, what else is new?

Big surprise:

CNN: Pelosi May Have Broken the Law With Fundraising Comment on Capitol Hill

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said she she was willing to do anything to get Obamacare passed? Here’s a refresher:
You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. But we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.
Well, it could be that same approach to fundraising that now has her in hot water. According to CNN, the House Minority Leader may have broken the law when she solicited donations during a speech in the Capitol building.
CNN explains:
At a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday, Pelosi was making the case for campaign finance reform and said Democrats will disclose donors to their political groups, even when the law doesn’t require it.
During her comments, she said “by the way we’re asking people to contribute to us if they want to elect more reformers to Congress so we can do away with super PACs – we can do away with secret contributions.”
So what’s so odd about that statement? Well, the part where she says “we’re asking people to contribute” while standing inside the U.S. Capitol is. That’s because, as CNN notes, “The law prohibits any kind of fundraising on federal grounds.”

A Pelosi spokesman, Drew Hammil, denied any wrongdoing.
More at the link.

Just what we would expect from our dear Nancy. I hope her perp-walk out of the Capitol is on DVD so I can replay it again and again.

Damn - that was a neat dream - who woke me up?


  1. Yeah, like anyone in DC is going to jail for anything they did.

  2. "Inadvertently?' if it was Boehner headline would be: "G.O.P. congressman stomps puppies to death while recklessly violating campaign laws."