An alternative to Cindy

If you live in Pelosi's district and don't want to feel forced to vote for Cindy then here is another candidate you may wish to look into. here is her bio;

*BIOGRAPHY

Shirley Golub was born and raised in northern New Jersey. She attended Boston University on a full scholarship, studying speech and language therapy in the Special Education department. After attending 1 year of graduate study at the University of Southern California, she returned to BU to finish her Masters in Education.

After working in the Hayward Unified School District for several years as a speech therapist, she decided to start her own business and purchased an auto tune-up franchise which she operated at the corner of Polk and Pacific for 20 years. During this time, she was a member of the Polk St. Merchants' Association and also on the board of her neighborhood Association. Knowing her lease would be up at the end of 20 years, she began to transition into the real estate profession in the early 90's. When that became full-time, she also added a consulting business for those interested in internet business development and volunteered in the then State Assemblyperson Carole Migden's office. In the charitable arena, she has volunteered at the San Francisco SPCA, from where her current canine companion, K.D., was rescued, and has generously contributed to environmental groups and organizations assisting impoverished children around the world.

Shirley has always had a passion to help dedicated public servants get elected. Following what she describes as the "shockingly blatant" manipulation of voters' rights in Florida in the 2000 Presidential election, she re-engaged strongly with the political process through internet activist groups such as MoveOn and True Majority. In late 2003, coming out to hear one of her favorite writers, Alice Walker, she was introduced to the passionate philosophy of caring from Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and realized that if she wanted a caring world, she would have to give more of her time and energy to spreading that message. She worked on the Congressman's campaign in Iowa and California. When Senator Kerry was selected as the Presidential candidate, she went to help open his campaign office in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then served as an Election Protection volunteer in Florida in November 2004.

Of course, everyone needs some fun and for Shirley, that centers around travel, music, hiking, yoga and dining out. But in late 2006, those activities were put on hold for work on two congressional campaigns here in California, that of Charlie Brown in CD-4 and David Roth in CD-45 - both just barely missed defeating long-time incumbent Republican supporters of the Bush Administration. Now her friends have encouraged Shirley to lead the charge for those issues that she cares so strongly about here in her home base. *

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Pelosi caves (again) on offshore drilling

Little Miss Can't-Stick-to-an-Agenda just did it again.  

Fresh off her vanity (ghost written) book tour ('cause she had nothing better to take care of, right?), Miss Nancy caved on offshore drilling.

"Democrats' stance against offshore drilling has shifted more, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaling on Saturday her willingness to consider opening up more coastal areas to oil and gas exploration."

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Where Would Jesus Drill?

My thanks to Think Progress for this story:

The other day, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann told us that we don't need Nancy Pelosi to save the planet. Jesus has it covered. Here's what she said:

"[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she's just trying to save the planet. ... We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet -- we didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that."

It gets better.

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Pelosi Questions Lieberman's Party Standing

Just about a day after Joe Lieberman said Barack Obama hasn't "always put the country first," the most powerful Democrat in the House had some speculation about Joe's fate come November (via TPM):

"The Democrats in the Senate are in a tough spot. They have 51 votes. Joe Lieberman organizes with them," said Pelosi. "In 85 days or something, they will have five more Democrats -- they won't need him to make the majority. And it will be interesting to see what the leadership in the Senate, the Democratic leadership in the Senate, does at that point in terms of Joe Lieberman's chairmanship of his committee."

I'm a little surprised how specifically Pelosi spoke. So far Lieberman's own boss, Harry Reid, has been vague about what the future holds for Lieberman's committee positions.

That being said, I don't think Reid has too much more flex when it comes to Lieberman. Disagreeing on the surge is one thing, but Lieberman is now providing ammo for the McCain campaign to use in questioning Obama's patriotism. If this keeps up, I wouldn't be surprised if Reid got a bit firmer and gave Joe an "enjoy it while it lasts" statement of his own.

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Things Nancy could have done instead of writing a book - -

Things Madame Speaker could have done instead of writing a book -

- cut off war funding

- hold impeachment hearings

- go to court to enforce Congressional subpoenas

- hold hearings on Gitmo prisoner abuses

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