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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Of Course She Did

For John, BLUFWhiner.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal

Headline in The Washington Examiner.  The lede:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years.

Pelosi took a shot at Bush while saying that the scandal is a high priority for Obama.  "He sees the ramifications of some seeds that were sown a long time ago, when you have two wars over a long period of time and many, many more, millions more veterans," she told reporters during her Thursday press briefing.  "And so, I know that he is upset about it."

Wasn't Ms Pelosi Speaker of the House for a few years?  What was she doing during that time, aside from looking after canning factories?

An expression I heard while in the Air Force was "Where were you when the paper was blank?"  The obvious meaning being "Why are you criticizing now, when you had a chance to make it right when we started on this project."  Exactly.  If this was a problem a long time in coming, Ms Pelosi was in charge during part of that time.  I know four years isn't a long period, but still, if this was important, why didn't she raise the roof over it.

Regards  —  Cliff

  This is an adaptation of a previous question, asked some 2500 years ago, of a chap named Job.  "Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth?  Tell me if thou hast understanding."  (Job 38:4)
  Speaker from January 4, 2007 to January 3, 2011

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