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Posted on 01/12/2007 8:14:07 AM PST by paltz
Pelosi Culture of Corruption - Presidio Partners, Hunters Point Redevelopment and more
While Madam Nancy Pelosi polishes her spin, the too many skeletons in her closet threaten to come crashing out the door.
Conflicts of interest mark the ambitious career of the House Speaker designate and her past will someday catch up with her, perhaps at a time most inconvenient for her Democrat colleagues.
Breathtaking in sheer boldness, the conflicts are the stuff of movies, the kind with a storyline in which the heroine lectures her defeated opponents about their Culture of Corruption, only to find herself at the center of her own Culture of Corruption.
Pelosi could give Paul Volcker a run for his money in the conflict of interest department when he was investigating the United Nations Oil-for-Food scandal.
The plot of any movie about the climb to power of Nancy Pelosi would showcase how powerful, greedy politicians push aside low-income families in projects that instead feather their own nests.
A sort of Robin Hood Rip-off in reverse.
The ostensible intent of the Federal Governments 1988 Base Realignment and Closures Act (BRAC) was to look after the little people first. All closed military bases would be privately developed for the benefit of neighboring support communities. At the end of the day, no one would be displaced or adversely impacted by the closings.
Like many government schemes, it sounded good in theory, but the fairytale turned nightmare almost overnight.
First came the Presidio and Pelosis role as an investor in a real estate investment entity called Presidio Partners. The Presidio Trust, a group of well-connected citizens, was charged with stewardship of the new national park. The Trust made a big show of gathering public input, which it then ignored in favor of building the absurdly gargantuan Letterman Digital Arts Center. (www.fogcityjournal.com).
The $100-million Digital Arts Center celebrated its official opening on June 26, 2005 with a smiling Pelosi, Senator Barbara Boxer and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in attendance.
Then came Pelosis role in the 500-acre Hunters Point Shipyard.
The Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment measures have been called the most corrupt legislative initiatives to pass successfully through San Francisco. (www.seanhannity.com).
In order to speed up the process to have the lagging US Navy turn the property over to San Francisco, Pelosi used John Murtha, the powerful ranking Democrat on the House military appropriations subcommittee, who did her bidding to press to have the Navy sign a binding agreement for the deal on a specific date.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom met on March 31 in the Capitol offices of Pelosi. Pelosi is the aunt of Laurence Pelosi, Newsoms cousin and campaign treasurer.
Also in attendance were Navy Assistant Secretary Johnson, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, along with the influential Murtha.
Laurence Pelosi is Senior Vice President of Lunar/BVHP, which has commercial development rights for the redevelopment of Hunters Point Shipyards.
Most folk know that Nancy is the wife of a multimillionaire.
Members of Gavin Newsoms wine, restaurant, bar, resort and real estate partnerships since 1991 include Isolep Enterprises, Paul and Nancy Pelosi family personal investment company. (www.indybay.org).
Nancys son Paul Pelosi Jr. was appointed to the Commission on the Environment by former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown in 2003, and now serves as Vice President.
San Francisco attorney Michael Yaki, a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is a past director in Rep. Nancy Pelosis office.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosis conflicts of interest in the Shipyard development have been reported to the U.S. Attorneys office, the FBI and the Federal Elections Commission, says member "In the Know". Pelosi is currently in the center of an open investigation by the FEC stemming from her documented use of charitable funds she received from the Tides Foundation and Center, a 501© (3) non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco and controlled by Teresa Heinz Kerry. (www.hannity.com)
Interesting to note that the Tides Foundation and Center calls the Presidio home.
The December 2003 Pittsburgh Tribune reports details of the relationship between the Tides Center and Pelosi, who received a $5,000 donation contribution from the center and deposited it into an account for a political action committee she formed in 2002 called Team Majority to fund candidates running for office. Pelosi was fined $21,000 by the FEC for accepting donations over federal limits and paid the fine in October of 2003.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune, the FEC declined to comment on the matter but confirmed the case remains open. Violations concerning charitable foundations can also be reported to the California Franchise Tax Board .
Meanwhile, the sound of scratching on the door is coming from the skeletons in Nancy Pelosis closet.
How is it even possible that the hungry-for-power Democrats allowed Nancy Pelosi to crash through the gates as House Speaker?
The Dems want a president in the White House in 2008.
Pelosi, who is damaged goods, is bound to ruin their chances.
While Pelosi polishes her spin.
The Samoan tuna queen has corruption problems? Say it isn't so!
Her husband ''just happens'' to own a big chunk of land which used to belong to the Federal Government (us taxpayers): Hunters Point Naval Shipyards.
Her protégé, Gavin Newsom, current Mayor of San Francisco, is trying to strike up a deal where the San Francisco 49ers will get that land and stay in the city, rather than moving to Santa Clara and building a new stadium down there.
But there seems to be some problem with the Naval shipyard being a Superfund cleanup site.
Stand by for developments as the blinkless wonder simultaneously cleans up corruption in Congress, and finds a way around this ''Inconvenient Truth.''
This is largely pointless.
To get corruption dirt on Democrats you must have indictable evidence. Not suspicions. Evidence. The media is not going to fund investigations into a Democrat unless a district attorney already has and has persuaded a Grand Jury to indict.
So do not bother with this stuff. Get the goods and get it to a DA, and there are better targets for this than a town where she has all the DA machinery bought. Target other Dems, especially in red districts where DAs would be more receptive to such evidence.
bttt 4 "Kleen Gubmint"
Bump for later reading.
Thanks for posting. Interesting.
Agreed, but along with your suggestion of going after red state DEMS, it's important to put this info out to the public mindset, to further show how corrupt the dem party is at large: Their "culture of corruption".
I bet if they trace that minimum wage bill exempting Samoa... all fishing line would trace back to her. Something's fishy in DC. And botox can't fix it.
That's right. Lets all be good little Republicans and practice political judo until we completely clean up the deviant destruction brought upon various puss pockets of America while we sleep!!! Phhhhhhhhhhht!!!
The DA's won't move.... they r controlled by fishface and the leftist government that employs them......
For more on Nan and many other corrupt/hypocritical Stalinists, see the book "Do As I Say" - a very well documented (sourced) work by Peter Schweizer.
Does anyone think this is the favor for the favor? Maybe a reason to promise backing Murtha instead of Hoyer.
I said above, not clearly, that there is no point pursuing Democrats for indictable dirt in districts where they control the DA machinery.
Find Dems in less blue districts. That is step one. Then find dirt that is indictable.
This is no different than what any major law firm does. They do not look for torts first and then determine if the target has money. They look for targets with deep pockets first and then search for (or manufacture) a tort and a damaged party who can be persuaded to sue.
Find the vulnerable Democrats and then find the dirt and get it to the DAs.
Scandal won't suffice. To get them out it has to be corruption scandals derived from indictments from Grand Juries.
Time to get to work.
Duh, funny the great unwashed masses didn't know about this.
Time to boycott all things StarKist and Delmonte.
In less than 100 hours (haven't we already passed 100 actual hours?), the democrats could not contain their baser instincts.
Pelosi does the do as I say not as I do routine.