Skip to comments.Cantor invites Pelosi to be his seatmate at president's address
Posted on 01/25/2011 9:12:46 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Cantor invites Pelosi to be his seatmate at president's address By Russell Berman - 01/25/11 11:52 AM ET
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) invited Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to sit next to him at the State of the Union address, just hours after he criticized her for continuing to drive the ideological agenda instead of reaching across the aisle.
The invitation was made Monday evening through staffers for the two leaders, Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring said. Spokesmen for the former Speaker did not return an immediate request for comment.
The pairing would be among the more high-profile for an event that has in recent days been compared to a school dance, as lawmakers scurry to find cross-party seatmates for the presidents annual address. Instead of the traditional party-line seating arrangement, dozens of members have planned to sit with lawmakers from the other party as a symbol of renewed civility.
The Cantor-Pelosi duo could be awkward, however. The new GOP majority leader on Monday singled out Pelosi for unprompted criticism while he praised her chief deputy, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Cantor and Hoyer were scheduled to have lunch Tuesday, and Cantor noted that while he and Hoyer met throughout the last Congress, he and Pelosi did not.
I would say that is in stark contrast to the now-minority leader, Cantor said. I would love to have the opportunity for her to engage in some type of working relationship so that we can actually deliver results. Thus far it seems she is continuing to drive the ideological agenda just the same as she did over the last four years.
As far back as June 2009, Cantor complained that then-Speaker Pelosi refused to meet with him.
Pelosis office said Monday she met regularly with her GOP counterpart, new Speaker John Boehner (Ohio).
It's important to set the record straight, spokesman Nadeam Elshami said. The fact is, Leader Pelosi has met with Speaker Boehner on numerous occasions both as Speaker and since he became Speaker, and offered to hold regular meetings. Democrats remain committed to working with Republicans to create jobs, strength the middle class and reduce the deficit."
Thanks for nothing.
Republicans are starting to remind me of the abused wife that always decides not to press charges once the police show up.
My first thought was...how jr. high, but really, it’s more like 5th grade.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Consider this to be our start of Repulsicans to get rid of in the next election.
A true conservative washes oneself after coming within 10 feet of Pelosi or her septic friends.
Actually, Cantor insisted on this as a courageous compromise. He was originally slated to have Pelosi sit on his lap while he lavished kisses on her neck.
Who gets the corsage? Is there a curfew?? Gosh, I hope they all have a swell time! Thanks, RINOs!!! (and....Dont be slutty! You wont be RESPECTED in the morning......)
He is a complete and absolute wuss.
***House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) invited Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to sit next to him at the State of the Union address****
Does he REALLY want to do this? At the last SOTUS she was so up and down cheerleading that Dennis Miller called her Obama’s “Hack in the Box”.
This reminds me of a dance in junior high, picking partners.
I would love to have the opportunity for her to engage in some type of working relationship so that we can actually deliver results.
Offer to do some Bondo grill and body work on her, Cant-man. She might jump at that.
Trying to garner good will from those who will NEVER like them, alienating people who would be supporters. Send him a wrist corsage.
Truly disgusting. Once again the Republicans needlessly cow towing to the left.
Another one that Doesn’t Get It.
We still have work to do.
Oh barf. Go wash your keyboard out with soap.
I hope your mom doesn't find out you use such language.