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Pelosi says she was not told about allegations against Massa
Washington Post ^ | 4 March 2010 | Chris Cillizza and Ben Pershing

Posted on 03/04/2010 2:11:41 PM PST by Ben Mugged

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she was not aware of any allegations of misconduct against Rep. Eric Massa, a day after the freshman Democrat from New York announced his retirement from Congress.

Massa told reporters Wednesday that he is retiring for health reasons. He has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

But House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D) said Wednesday night that Massa was also facing an ethics investigation over allegations of misconduct. Hoyer did not detail the allegations of misconduct but said his office became aware of them nearly a month ago.

Pelosi (D) said that she had not been informed.

"I asked my staff, I said, have there been any rumors about any of this before?" Pelosi said, referring to the harassment allegation. "There had been a rumor, but just that, no formal notification to our office that anything -- a one-, two-, three-person-removed rumor that had been reported to Mr. Hoyer's office that had been reported to my staff, which they didn't report to me, because, you know what? This is rumor city. Every single day, there are rumors. I have a job to do and not to be the receiver of rumors."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corrupt; corruption; democorrupts; democrats; evil; fdrq; lying; mostethicalever; pelosi; wicked
Botox allows Pelosi to say this with a straight face.
1 posted on 03/04/2010 2:11:42 PM PST by Ben Mugged
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To: Ben Mugged; onyx; maggief; STARWISE; Liz; Bahbah; SE Mom
BS!

2 posted on 03/04/2010 2:13:28 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Pelosi lies!

Well maybe she told the truth. She didn’t have to be told since she knew all along.

She just lies to the American people with a straight face. Guess botox works wonders for somethings.


3 posted on 03/04/2010 2:14:08 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Ben Mugged

There is not a single word emitted from Pelosi’s oral cavity that is not a hateful lie.


4 posted on 03/04/2010 2:14:39 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Ben Mugged
So here this is the Speaker and the leader of her party in the House and she does not know the ethics committee findings on Rangel and the talk about Massa?

C'mon, Nanc. You have to do better than that.

5 posted on 03/04/2010 2:15:07 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit. There are sober people in Africa.)
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To: Ben Mugged

How is it that Pelosi holds her current position when is has not been informed on so many things?


6 posted on 03/04/2010 2:16:00 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Ben Mugged

Ummmm, trying to remember, did Nancy let Dennis get away with saying he hadn’t heard about Foley? Can anyone refresh my memory?


7 posted on 03/04/2010 2:16:14 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: FormerACLUmember
There is not a single word emitted from Pelosi’s oral cavity that is not a hateful lie.

Explains why she blows smoke out her anal cavity too

8 posted on 03/04/2010 2:16:27 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit. There are sober people in Africa.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Hoyer stepped in it. The whole Foley thing was garbage from the beginning. Hastert is not an employer and couldn’t fire Foley or any other duly elected representative. Moreover, it appears he took the appropriate action at each step of the way, with the information he had.

But Hoyer may have known too much without taking action. Pelosi was told this, which is why she’s doing the “I know nothing” defense.


9 posted on 03/04/2010 2:16:52 PM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Pelousi didn’t know about the waterboarding before she knew about the waterboarding. Now, she didn’t know about the ethics violations!! Pelousi appears to be asleep at the wheel. I come back to the question, “Who is the more foolish? The fool, or the fools who follow her?”


10 posted on 03/04/2010 2:17:24 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Was Massa boinking his intern? Inquiring minds gotta know!


11 posted on 03/04/2010 2:18:26 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Ben Mugged

Everything she’s been told is a ‘surprise’ to her ...


12 posted on 03/04/2010 2:20:03 PM PST by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: hoosiermama

Mark Foley.


13 posted on 03/04/2010 2:20:54 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Ben Mugged
Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil.

The queen hath spoken.

14 posted on 03/04/2010 2:22:18 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: hoosiermama

Pelosi: Nobody nebber tells me nuffin’! LOL


15 posted on 03/04/2010 2:22:39 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Ben Mugged

To a democrat there was no misconduct


16 posted on 03/04/2010 2:25:51 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: hoosiermama

LOLOL. I know notinks.


17 posted on 03/04/2010 2:26:00 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Culture of corruption that rises to the top of the party.

DRAIN THE SWAMP, vote the Rats out in 2010.


18 posted on 03/04/2010 2:26:03 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Ben Mugged
Maybe Nancy is such a like-able person that nobody ever wants to bother her with such trivial things...or she's such a shrew that nobody wants to talk to her about anything.
19 posted on 03/04/2010 2:27:49 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Drain The Swamp” should be the rallying cry for the upcoming election. Unless obamacare passes - then it should be “repeal it.”


20 posted on 03/04/2010 2:30:01 PM PST by texanyankee
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To: Dixie Yooper

Maybe someone told her but she thought it was just her pet name for 0bama.


21 posted on 03/04/2010 2:32:35 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Ben Mugged

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she was not aware of any allegations of misconduct against Rep. Eric Massa, a day after the freshman Democrat from New York announced his retirement from Congress.”

Kind of like her claims of not getting those CIA briefings that she definitely did receive according to many who were present at the time. Nancy, please stop lying and tell the truth.


22 posted on 03/04/2010 2:33:27 PM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: Ben Mugged
I pretty sure Nancy fancies herself as the Massa in that relationship.
23 posted on 03/04/2010 2:38:43 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Ben Mugged

24 posted on 03/04/2010 2:40:41 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Ben Mugged

From all the stuff Pelosi says she is kept in the dark about, she must live in a cave at the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Good thing she doesn’t have an important role in US affairs.


25 posted on 03/04/2010 2:43:04 PM PST by DesertConservative
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To: Ben Mugged

I don’t think we need to be be making explicit gestures of enmity to Turkey just now. Turkey has not quite yet crossed to the dark side.


26 posted on 03/04/2010 2:51:34 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: arthurus

Whoops! wrong thread!


27 posted on 03/04/2010 2:52:52 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: arthurus
Non-sequitur?
28 posted on 03/04/2010 2:55:22 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Ben Mugged

If Pelosi is really as systematically uninformed as she claims, then she’s not competent to handle the job. Otherwise, she’s not honest enough to handle the job. In any case, she’s not patriotic enough to handle the job.


29 posted on 03/04/2010 3:04:40 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Ben Mugged

What a liar!


30 posted on 03/04/2010 3:40:07 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Ben Mugged
come on Nan, you never heard a thing about him being queer... you're slippin
31 posted on 03/04/2010 3:57:12 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Ben Mugged

More CIA like lies huh, Pelosi....we all know how those lies turned out....=.=


32 posted on 03/04/2010 4:11:24 PM PST by cranked
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To: llevrok
C'mon, Nanc. You have to do better than that.

Nanci (allegedly an aging hippie) is so busy trying to assimilate all the botox and miscellaneous touch ups that she doesn't have time to think up excuses.

33 posted on 03/04/2010 4:47:00 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Ben Mugged

This is starting to make 2006 look like a pretty good year for the Republicans.


34 posted on 03/04/2010 5:04:19 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Ben Mugged

The next thread over. It leaked through. or something.


35 posted on 03/04/2010 6:51:00 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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