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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been touring the country promoting her book “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters.” Considering what a dismal failure she’s been as leader of the House Democrats, it’s a wonder she expects anyone to take her seriously. The following account of her appearance in Philadelphia earlier this month is a perfect portrait of hypocrisy at a level that rivals George W. Bush’s when he talks about democracy. Pelosi’s words would be absolutely laughable if she weren’t playing us all for fools.

Thanks to Cheryl Biren-Wright, an indefatigable New Jersey patriot, for the kind of reporting that our local and national media fail to do. It’s a longer than usual post but well worth the read:




 Nancy Pelosi Book Signing: Know Your Power, Just Don’t Speak Truth to It

Inside Nancy Pelosi’s book signing in Philadelphia. Her remarks on Iran, Iraq – impeachment? And, what did this reporter ask that caused her to be escorted out of the building?

Arriving at the steps of the Free Library of Philadelphia Tuesday night where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was promoting her book, “Know Your Power,” I was promptly scolded by my good friend, activist Joanne O’Neill.

“What? No impeach sign? Here, take a sign,” Jo insisted. “Nope,” I replied. “I’m goin’ in.”

An hour earlier, I swallowed my pride – along with some bitter acid reflux – as I shelled out 17 bucks to purchase a book about “knowing my power” authored by a woman who spent the last few years wielding very little of it when it mattered the most. But, a little heartburn and forgoing a few lattes for the rest of the week was what it would take for me to get close enough to pose a question to the “most powerful woman” in America.

Having learned of the event just the day before, I was relegated to the simulcast room with about 60 others as the auditorium was sold out. I spotted one friendly in the crowd, but he was clearly in plotting mode so I decided to crack the binding of my new book while I waited for the Speaker to arrive. It was a quick read at just over 170 pages laced with anecdotes, some touching, some inspiring – okay, not so much.


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