As seen on 60 Minutes (oh boy)
Pelosi spouted thusly on 60 Minutes:
Pelosi has called her Republican colleagues “immoral" and "corrupt,” and has said they're running a criminal enterprise.
"I mean, you're one of the reasons we have to restore civility in the first place," Stahl remarks.
"Well actually, when I called them those names, I was being gentle," Pelosi says. "There are much worse things I could've said about them."
Oh really? It’s hard to imagine.
Here is what she said about the president’s handling of Hurricane Katrina: "The president said he's going to lead the investigation into what went wrong. He need look only in the mirror, for starters."
"But if you're Speaker, I'm wondering – how you'll work with him. I mean, here are some of the things – only some of the things you have called him, 'an incompetent leader,'" Stahl says. "You said, 'In fact, he's not a leader. He's a person who has no judgment.'"
"That's right," Pelosi says.
"It even stings to hear it now. I mean, obviously, the two of you are bound to get along just great," Stahl replies, laughing.
"You know, we're professionals. We're professionals. You could go through a long list of things his surrogates have said about me. I know they have to do what they have to do, and they know I have to do what I have to do. And what I have to do is make a distinction in the public that's between the Democrats and the Republicans in order to win," Pelosi says. "This isn't personal."
"It sounds personal," Stahl remarks.
"This isn't personal," Pelosi says.
"He's "incompetent", he's…," Stahl continues.
"Well, I think he is," Pelosi states.
"Well, that's personal," Stahl points out.
"Well, I'm sorry, that's his problem," Pelosi replies.
"How does this raise the level of civility?" Stahl asks.
"Well, this is a – well – we're in a political debate here. We didn't come here to have a tea party together, and toss a coin to see who would win on an issue," Pelosi says. "I have very thick skin, I don’t care what they say about me."
So running this through the Get Stewed Filter-o-tronic machine we see THIS
Blah blah blah blah (repeat until nauseous)
"I have very thick skin"
Most leather handbags actually DO have thick skin. It's to keep all the stuff on the inside. Pelosi's gloating is priceless. I think she should be on film 24x7. Maybe a Pelosi channel?