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EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter: ‘My Mom Wants to Leave Congress’
Big Government ^ | 12/29/11 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

Posted on 12/29/2011 5:08:22 AM PST by markomalley

Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of House Minority Leader and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, told Big Government this week that her mother wants to leave Congress–and that she remains in Washington only at the behest of her campaign donors.

During a telephone interview, Ms. Pelosi–speaking from a friend’s home in New York City–described her mother’s predicament:

She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly. They know she wants to leave, though. They think she’s destined for the wilderness. She has very few days left. She’s 71, she wants to have a life, she’s done. It’s obligation, that’s all I’m saying.

Pelosi’s revelation is significant, given that her mother pushed to serve as Minority Leader after the Democrats’ historic losses in the 2010 midterm elections, and that many Democrats–including President Barack Obama–are campaigning on the expectation that she will be restored as Speaker if they can retake the House in 2012.

Alexandra Pelosi, 41, is a television producer and documentarian who won multiple Emmy awards for her work on Journeys with George (2002), an HBO documentary on George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. The film was widely hailed as fair in its depiction of a president not used to sympathetic media portrayals.

In speaking to Big Government, Pelosi–who was polite and friendly throughout–also criticized CNN anchor Anderson Cooper:

Look, you guys are journalists, so you do what you have to do. I could give you chapter and verse on what’s going on in the media–and I’m not talking about Andrew Breitbart, I’m talking about Anderson Cooper–so as long as you guys tell the truth, just write whatever you want, and feel free to call me anytime.

In a follow-up exchange text message, Pelosi elaborated on her remarks about Cooper:

I make television-i know about editing! I worked at NBC for 10 years+ 11 for 11 – I edit for a living. I just I know for a fact that 60 minutes and cnn have edited NP [Nancy Pelosi] out of context! XO, A

Minority Leader Pelosi’s departure would make room for her deputy and former rival, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), who currently serves as Minority Whip.

Hoyer is widely seen as more moderate than Pelosi. She opposed his election to the party leadership in 2006, choosing instead to back the late Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA), despite his ethical challenges.


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By all means, Madame Pelosi, feel free to retire...
1 posted on 12/29/2011 5:08:28 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out ....


2 posted on 12/29/2011 5:09:53 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: markomalley

Will she head west, like the Indians used to do?


3 posted on 12/29/2011 5:10:43 AM PST by steve8714 (Hitchens was wrong.)
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To: markomalley

Only problem is.....how does Congressman Sean Penn sound to ya?


4 posted on 12/29/2011 5:11:38 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: markomalley

It would be nice for her to stay in a Federal Facility for the rest of her natural life. May she have no less than what is given to Bernie Madoff.


5 posted on 12/29/2011 5:14:13 AM PST by bvw
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To: markomalley
Between arming Assad,
Ms. Pelosi suborned perjury to get the undocumented Imam as pRres_ _ent.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 5:14:59 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: markomalley

She’s in her seventies. Most of the jerks in Congress should have retired years ago.


7 posted on 12/29/2011 5:16:11 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: markomalley
Alexandra Pelosi, 41

Not guilty.

8 posted on 12/29/2011 5:17:19 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: bvw

yes let’s talk a little more about her kickbacks, errr, i mean, stock trades.......


9 posted on 12/29/2011 5:17:49 AM PST by avital2
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To: markomalley

She has her mother’s good looks.


10 posted on 12/29/2011 5:18:33 AM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 was Zero's worst night mare.)
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To: markomalley

A few years ago I remember seeing Alexandra Pelosi being interviewed on TV. Think it was Hannity. I found her in that interview to be surprisingly likable, given her thoroughly despicable, contemptible mother.


11 posted on 12/29/2011 5:18:56 AM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: markomalley
she wants to have a life

What, so she can sit back and gloat over having helped destroy ours?
That's her contribution to mankind?

Nancy Pelosi, rot in hell.

12 posted on 12/29/2011 5:18:56 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Diogenesis

Is that a recent issue?


13 posted on 12/29/2011 5:19:23 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: markomalley

So in other words shes “beholden to the special interests”?


14 posted on 12/29/2011 5:21:02 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: markomalley

But of course! It’s only natural to want to get out while the getting’s good. One can only risk one’s ill-gotten gains for just so long. Getting out before the investigations start makes sense for criminals like this corrupt old baggage.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 5:22:18 AM PST by redhead
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To: markomalley

Your mother deserves the warmth and security of one cracked mirror and one dangling light bulb in a 9 x 6 prison cell and nothing more.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 5:23:08 AM PST by albie
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To: markomalley

Just goes to show how much more tiring it is to have to travel with the common mob instead of being 2nd in the succession line and kowtowed to by everyone else.

Of course the fact that she had 4 years of spending nirvana and power only to see this heaven ripped from her with almost no hope of regaining it in 2012 must really suck rocks for her. Now she must stand to the microphones and claim with her botox face that unemployment increases jobs!

To quote Oliver Cromwell; “You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately... Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”


17 posted on 12/29/2011 5:23:45 AM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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To: markomalley
She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly.

It is nice to see someone have such compassion for political donors!

18 posted on 12/29/2011 5:24:30 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: markomalley

Typical micro-manger,narcissistic, lefties like Nancy Pelosi actually believe society would disintegrate without THEIR wisdom,knowledge and expertise.


19 posted on 12/29/2011 5:24:50 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: markomalley

“She has very few days left. She’s 71”

Under her charge, many babies didn’t get to see their first birthdays.


20 posted on 12/29/2011 5:25:40 AM PST by m4629 (politically incorrect, and proud of it)
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To: markomalley

Can’t say I blame her.

At 71, it must be absolutely exhausting rolling around in the piles of money she’s made on privileged information..... And those $10k/day vacations in Hawaii must be grueling. How DOES she do it?


21 posted on 12/29/2011 5:25:47 AM PST by Nickname
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To: markomalley

“She has very few days left. She’s 71”

Under her charge, many babies didn’t get to see their first birthdays.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 5:26:18 AM PST by m4629 (politically incorrect, and proud of it)
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To: markomalley

“She has very few days left. She’s 71”

Under her charge, many babies didn’t get to see their first birthdays.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 5:26:35 AM PST by m4629 (politically incorrect, and proud of it)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Beholden to her political donors!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing more to say.


24 posted on 12/29/2011 5:26:35 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: markomalley
"She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly."

Translated: The people who paid over and under the table bribes want a return on their investment. I bet they are very forceful on this issue.

25 posted on 12/29/2011 5:26:43 AM PST by circlecity
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To: markomalley

“She has very few days left. She’s 71”

Under her charge, many babies didn’t get to see their first birthdays.


26 posted on 12/29/2011 5:26:51 AM PST by m4629 (politically incorrect, and proud of it)
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To: markomalley

Wow! Something on which I and someone with the surname Pelosi can agree; who would have thunk it!


27 posted on 12/29/2011 5:27:41 AM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: markomalley

Excellent idea, Alexandra. Be sure she’s committed to a high-security nuthouse.


28 posted on 12/29/2011 5:28:45 AM PST by Savage Beast (Marxism requires a brutal dictatorship. P.T. Barnum said it even better than George Orwell did.)
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To: markomalley

How can I ever forget Alexandra ?? :)


29 posted on 12/29/2011 5:30:32 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: markomalley

With no due respect at all, Alexandria, your mom is an ignorant slut.


30 posted on 12/29/2011 5:35:37 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: markomalley

With no due respect at all, Alexandria, your mom is an ignorant slut.


31 posted on 12/29/2011 5:35:51 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: m4629

The Prince of Darkness is calling her home.

I see the look of Insanity can be inherited.


32 posted on 12/29/2011 5:38:50 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: markomalley
She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly.
That's a mouthful.

So in extrapolating her comment is one also supposed to walk away thinking she only voted the way her donors wanted as well?
My what a shrinking minority she actually represents.

And if her donors control or decide whether or not she can even have a private life then that tells me she's been led around by a nose ring for a while.

Fickle and unattractive. Bless her heart.

33 posted on 12/29/2011 5:48:11 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: m4629

jail to the b!tch


34 posted on 12/29/2011 5:51:56 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: m4629

“She has very few days left.”
I read that line and got excited.What does the daughter know that we don’t?Cancer?Heart disease?


35 posted on 12/29/2011 5:55:54 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: markomalley

What a coincidence... we want her to leave Congress as well!


36 posted on 12/29/2011 6:13:31 AM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: markomalley
They think she’s destined for the wilderness.

Hasn't she already been wandering around there, for a long time?

Look, you guys are journalists, so you do what you have to do. I could give you chapter and verse on what’s going on in the media–and I’m not talking about Andrew Breitbart, I’m talking about Anderson Cooper–so as long as you guys tell the truth, just write whatever you want, and feel free to call me anytime.

So, Alexandra rarely takes calls from journalists, hmm?

37 posted on 12/29/2011 6:14:05 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly.

Notice she didn't say constituents, she said donors.

Donors.

Is this not the best evidence that Pelosi's votes have been for sale?

The only reason I can think of that donors would want her to stay would be to protect their investment, they feel she's been bought and paid for.

38 posted on 12/29/2011 6:17:45 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: markomalley

I too want to see Her Pelosi “retired”, in handcuffs.

What she and the Commie Dems have done deserves criminal prosecution.


39 posted on 12/29/2011 6:24:05 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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“”She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly””

Pretty stupid statement to make. Just what does she do for her donors? Can’t believe her daughter would make such a blatant statement like that. We all know favors are exchanged but I guess they think the public is too stupid to understand that so why not blurt it out?


40 posted on 12/29/2011 6:24:40 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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Alexandra Pelosi, 41

Not guilty.

No.. Guilty by association, amongst other reasons.

41 posted on 12/29/2011 6:26:14 AM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Diogenesis

Yep, by the signature of her hand. She is responsible more than anyone else in bringing about this catastrophe.


42 posted on 12/29/2011 6:26:32 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: wayoverontheright

You made the point better than I did......


43 posted on 12/29/2011 6:26:38 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: markomalley

Give her a broom stick and let her ride to hell.


44 posted on 12/29/2011 6:31:17 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: markomalley
‘My Mom Wants to Leave Congress’

And retire to a non-extradition country ...

45 posted on 12/29/2011 6:35:51 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: wayoverontheright
she remains in Washington only at the behest of her campaign donors . . .

Gee, you'd think there were not other corrupt RATS in the bay area equally willing to feed at the public trough.

You'd also think the donors weren't savvy enough to depreciate out their investment.

46 posted on 12/29/2011 6:36:08 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: steelyourfaith
“I found her in that interview to be surprisingly likable, given her thoroughly despicable, contemptible mother.”

Yes; she seemed like a decent; likable person.

47 posted on 12/29/2011 6:39:07 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: markomalley

Babies have a hard time giving up the teet.


48 posted on 12/29/2011 6:40:08 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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Babies have a hard time giving up the teat.


49 posted on 12/29/2011 6:40:16 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: markomalley

Pelosi doesn’t like being in the minority. And many Dems like Barney Frank want to leave Congress because the sh*t is about to hit the fan with the collapse of the welfare state. Congress can no longer play Santa Claus and must now focus on cutting spending. It’s no fun anymore.


50 posted on 12/29/2011 6:46:18 AM PST by kabar
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