Saturday, September 12, 2009
Kudos to David Sirota for uncovering and reporting this story about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s corruption and the legalized bribery that controls her and the positions she takes.
Pelosi, for the first time yesterday suggested she may be backing off her support of the public option. According to CNN, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid “said they would support any provision that increases competition and accessibility for health insurance – whether or not it is the public option favored by most Democrats.” When “asked if inclusion of a public option was a non-negotiable demand – as her previous statements had indicated Pelosi ruled out any non-negotiable positions,” according to CNN.
Pelosi’s flip-flop on demanding the public option be part of any healthcare reform bill came just hours before Steve Elmendorf, who is a registered UnitedHealth lobbyist and the head of UnitedHealth’s lobbying firm Elmendorf Strategies, sent this email invitation to Washington DC swells. Sirota got his hands on a copy of the invitation from a source:
From: Steve Elmendorf [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 8:31 AM
Subject: event with Speaker Pelosi at my home You are cordially invited to a reception with
Speaker of the House
Thursday, September 24, 2009
6:30pm ~ 8:00pm
At the home of
2301 Connecticut Avenue, NW
To RSVP or for additional information please contact
Carmela Clendening at (202) 485-3508 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS SOLUTIONS
900 7th Street NW Suite 750 Washington DC 20001
Sirota aptly concludes:
The sequencing here is important: Pelosi makes her announcement and then just hours later, the fundraising invitation goes out. Coincidental? I’m guessing no – these things rarely ever are. Corruption and legalized bribery has become so widespread that nobody in Washington even tries to hide it. This is about as good an example of that truism as I’ve ever seen.
So, say again San Francisco, why did 72% of you reelect Nancy Pelosi to another term? Surely, it isn’t because she reflects your priorities and values?