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Сегодня прочёл в New York Times любопытный факт о Нэнси Пелози. Как многим уже известно, лидер демократов в Палате Представителей Нэнси Пелози после только что прошедших выборов становится спикером Палаты, официально - третьим человеком в стране (по списку замещающих должность президента в чрезвычайной ситуации: после самого президента и вице-президента). Впервые в истории США на этом посту оказывается женщина. Нэнси Пелози 66 лет, у неё пятеро внуков.

Так вот, как раз к выборам подходило время одной из её дочерей подарить ей шестого. Поздно вечером во вторник, когда Нэнси уже спала, её разбудили помощники. "Что, родила?" - спросила Пелози. "Нет, на проводе президент. Позвонил поздравить вас с победой демократов на выборах и грядущей должностью спикера".

Мне кажется, Пелози - правильная бабка. Одобряю.

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ex_increp708
Nov. 9th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
You seriously think that hundreds of thousands of honest hardworking Republican Americans believe they have a right to send lewd messages to teens?
scholar_vit
Nov. 9th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
I do not think that hundreds of thousands of honest hardworking Republican Americans share their leaders' idea that God intends to kill sick kids of poor parents. I do not think that hundred of thousands of honest hardworking Republican Americans share their leaders' idea that God wants rather to kill a mother than allow an abortion.

Actually one of the lessons of the recent elections was that these Republicans are turned off by these ideas of their leaders (and by their sheer hypocrisy and depravity) no less than you or I. That is why they went in droves to vote for moderate or conservative Democrats like Jim Webb here in VA. Let me remind you that Jim was a Republican quite recently (and Navy secretary under Reagan, no less). Moreover, despite shameless propaganda by the crazy right wingers, 30% of evagelical Christians voted Democratic ticket.

Therefore I would like to differentiate between Ted Haggard and my Republican neighbor. The latter is a decent person, with whom I agree on something and disagree on something other. The former is despicable hypocrite.
ex_increp708
Nov. 9th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)

I do not think that hundreds of thousands of honest hardworking Republican Americans share their leaders' idea that God intends to kill sick kids of poor parents. I do not think that hundred of thousands of honest hardworking Republican Americans share their leaders' idea that God wants rather to kill a mother than allow an abortion.


No leader believes this, c'mon. You're demonizing the party.



Let me remind you that Jim was a Republican quite recently (and Navy secretary under Reagan, no less). Moreover, despite shameless propaganda by the crazy right wingers, 30% of evagelical Christians voted Democratic ticket.


I know Webb's history. I talked with the guy on a few occasions. 30% of evangelicals is a lot or a little? I'd say, that's about the right number.
scholar_vit
Nov. 10th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)
I demonize the party? Come on, I did not say anything that was not said by Republicans themselves. They are quite and justly dissatisfied with their leadership, which is out of sync with the mainstream conservatives.

I have no problems in dealing with the normal conservatives. I have just two simple conditions: they must belong to the "reality community", and they must give as much respect to my views as I give to theirs. I do not think these are too harsh requirements.

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