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Ask yourself this question. Is Nancy Pelosi positioning herself for a role as Vice President on an Obama ticket?? If you spend a few moments on this question you may uncover some data points that may explain some of her recent behavior and public comments:
1) She has now openly endorsed Sen. Obama while at the same time openly attempting to dispell any hope of a dream ticket of Obama and Clinton.
2) She is now asserting herself more visibly and actively in international affairs, the traditional role of the Vice President, as can be observed in her comments about China’s suppression of riots in Tibet.
We suspect that Nancy Pelosi is once again sticking her nose in foreign policy to further her own political aspirations with little coordination or regard to the wishes of the State Department and any diplomacy that may be occurring behind the scenes on the Tibet / China issue…
Could it be she sees herself, not Hillary Clinton as the woman on that “Dream Ticket” ?? Has she convinced Howard Dean and the DNC that she is more beloved with national voters than Hillary Clinton will ever be?
Don’t be surprised to see the Obama / Clinton division deepen and Nancy Pelosi attempt to fuel it and exploit it for herself in the coming months. Afterall… We suspect that she probably sees an opportunity that if she plays her cards right, SHE and not Hillary, might in fact not only be the first woman Vice President but also the first woman President in the U.S. after the first black President’s term is up.
Let the cat fights begin….!
Pelosi Photo Op
CHENGDU, China (AP) – China accused the Dalai Lama on Sunday of stoking Tibetan unrest to sabotage the Beijing Olympics and also berated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying she is ignoring the truth about Tibet.
This month’s violence in Tibet and neighboring provinces has turned into a public relations disaster for China ahead of the August Olympics, which it had been hoping to use to bolster its international image.
The Chinese government said through official media that formerly restive areas were under control and accused the Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, of trying to harm China’s image ahead of the summer games.
“The Dalai clique is scheming to take the Beijing Olympics hostage to force the Chinese government to make concessions to Tibet independence,” said the People’s Daily, the main mouthpiece of the Communist Party.
The Tibetan spiritual leader called the accusations against him “baseless,” asserting that he supported China’s hosting of the summer games.
“I always support (that) the Olympics should … take place in Beijing … so that more than 1 billion human beings, that means Chinese, they feel proud of it,” he said Sunday in New Delhi, India.
Pelosi’s visit to the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, India, on Friday was the first by a major foreign official since the protests broke out. The Democratic leader said if people don’t speak out against China’s oppression in Tibet, “we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf of human rights anywhere in the world.”
China’s official Xinhua New Agency published commentary Sunday accusing Pelosi of ignoring the violence caused by the Tibetan rioters.
“‘Human rights police’ like Pelosi are habitually bad tempered and ungenerous when it comes to China, refusing to check their facts and find out the truth of the case,” it said.
“Her views are like so many other politicians and western media. Beneath the double standards lies their intention to serve the interest groups behind them, who want to contain or smear China,” it said. More…