To: CBS "60 Minutes"
From: Jon Quixote
Re: The Pelosi profile, "Two Heartbeats Away," October 22, 2006
I am an avid 60 Minutes watcher. You have done some superb work through the years.
But the Pelosi thing was nothing more than a one-sided puff piece.
Please don't confuse being critical of her surface stuff (her rabid hypocrisy re her ability to bring "civility" to DC, while savaging Bush via her verbal vitriol) for substance. It isn't.
Here's some items of vital importance to the American people that 60 Minutes producers, and Leslie Stahl, either knew, or should have known, but didn't touch on in any of that 12 minute segment:
(From "Do As I Say, Not As I Do," the expose' of leftist hypocrisy and corruption):
- Pelosi proclaims her support for unions, yet the luxury resort, the vineyard and the restaurants she partly owns are strictly non-unionFurthermore, let's just imagine, for a moment, that Pelosi was applying for a job - or a promotion, because her superiors were (apparently) dissatisfied with the person currently in that position. Fine.
- While she advocates tough new laws enforcing environmental regulations on the private sector, the exclusive country club she partly owns failed to comply with existing environmental regulations for the past eight years – including a failure to protect endangered species
One of the first questions she'd be asked is, "What would you do differently?"
And the voters have every reason to ask that of her - but they trust the mainstream press to ask it, on their behalf.
That question was not asked last night. And given the following, it SHOULD HAVE been asked:
(Source: "Pelosi Says Key To Beating GOP Is To 'Pull Them Down," USA Today, July 31, 2006)
"The highly-paid Democratic consultants that Pelosi hired told her, 'To get the chance to (take control of Congress), Pelosi said, Democrats hatched a plan shortly after President Bush won re-election in 2004 to wage a campaign to bring down Republicans.' They asked a group of marketers: 'If you are No. 2 and want to be No. 1, what do you do?'Did you catch that? They expect, under Pelosi's leadership, to not even discuss what they'd do differently, or better. Their ENTIRE strategy is, and has been, to "bring the Republicans down."
"Pelosi said the marketers told Democrats that they 'could not overtake the leader by just saying you have a good product. You have to pull them down first'."
THIS is "civility?"
THIS is enough to qualify her and her colleagues for a "promotion" - through the smears and propaganda they've been engaged in?
WHERE was the follow-up on the disclosure by various news organizations that Democratic operatives were "shopping" the Foley emails and IMs to the news media earlier this year - instead of turning them over to the FBI, as any responsible person would have done, to "protect innocent children"?
Do you see what I am referring to, now?
I'd appreciate a substantive response.
Waiting breathlessly for that response.
And by the way, did you notice how Pelosi's face, in these photos (all from 2006) changes? Hm.... well, we'll leave that to someone more qualified than me to comment on it... (say, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon?).