Normally, I’d wonder how a politician could tell such a bald-faced lie while keeping a straight face.
But it’s Nancy Pelosi, so she was undoubtedly able to maintain that same, blink-blink-blinky expression she always has without any difficulty at all. Via The Hill:
Pelosi tells C-SPAN: ‘There has never been a more open process’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended Congress’ work on a healthcare bill Tuesday saying the process has displayed historic transparency, just as C-SPAN mounts an effort to open the negotiations.
C-SPAN wrote a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday asking that TV cameras be allowed to film negotiations to reconcile the House and Senate versions of healthcare reform legislation.
But Pelosi said Congress has already been transparent throughout the process.
“There has never been a more open process for any legislation,” Pelosi said at a press conference.
Pelosi also hinted that holding informal negotiations–likely without TV cameras–might be the most practical way to push the legislation through.
Patients First is calling Pelosi’s bluff:
In response to CSPAN’s request that cameras be allowed to capture the happenings of the House-Senate conference on health care, Speaker Pelosi responded that “there has never been a more open process.” Yet, she won’t let cameras in—in spite of President Obama’s promise that the negotiations would indeed be aired on CSPAN.
Therefore, Patients First, A Project of Americans for Prosperity, will launch a website tomorrow: www.letthecamerasin.com. The Facebook page is already up and running and by tomorrow morning, people will be able to visit the website and sign a petition to demand that the health care legislative process be even more “open” by allowing Americans to see what is happening.
Make them walk the transparency walk.
Let the cameras in.
Allahpundit’s got video clips a plenty. Take special note of “The Democratic Speaker of the House, laughing out loud — at a press conference — at what a shameless liar Bambi had to be to get elected.”
Takes one to know one, eh, Nan?
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