"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Let’s Make Nancy Pee…Loose…’s Book Tour Interesting !

Impeach Bush crowd dogs Pelosi's book tour

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco Democrat who last year became the first woman in U.S. history to be elected speaker, is on a book tour.

"Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters," charts her journey from stay-at-home mom to politician and urges young women to reach their potential.

But in pushing the book, Pelosi is likely to run into a gauntlet of outraged voters who want to know why she will not allow impeachment proceedings against President Bush.

The speaker kicked off her book tour on ABC's "The View." Asked by Joy Behar why she won't impeach Bush, Pelosi said:

If somebody had a crime that the president had committed, that would be a different story ... [You can't impeach] unless you have the goods that this president committed these crimes.

We suspect Pelosi's real argument against impeachment is that it would anger moderates whose votes are needed in November to keep Democrats in power, folks who might be annoyed that Congress is spending its time, money and energy on impeaching a president whose term is almost over instead of addressing core problems like gas prices, the war in Iraq and home foreclosures.

Still, a progressive blog called democrats.com is daring readers to intersect her while she's out on book tour.

Giving readers a list of the speaker's book tour appearances, democrats.com is urging "progressive" citizens and journalists to "pin her down" on why she thinks none of the 35 articles of impeachment offered by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) constitute a crime. In fact, democrats.com is holding a citizen journalism contest. The reward: up to $1,000. The task: get Pelosi to give "a direct and substantive answer to this question" and record it on video or audio tape for playback on democrats.com."

-- Johanna Neuman


7/29/2008-92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue For Tix Call 212.415.5500
New York, NY 10128

7/30/2008-Synagogue at 6th and I
600 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
-7 pm

8/2/2008-Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 South Park Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
-3 pm

8/4/2008-John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Columbia Point
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
-5:30 pm

8/5/2008-Free Library of Philadelphia (Central Library)
Montgomery Auditorium 1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
-7 pm

8/6/2008-Temple Judea
5500 Granada Blvd.
Miami, FL 33146
-7:30 pm

8/7/2008-Borders Books
612 East Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
-7 pm

8/11/2008-American Jewish University
Gindi Auditorium 15600 Mulholland Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
-7 pm

8/12/2008-Dominican University
Angelico Hall 50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
-7 pm

8/13/2008-Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
Oracle Corporation 500 Oracle Pkwy.
Redwood City, CA 94065
-7 pm

8/14/2008-Cowell Theater
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
-7 pm

8/20/2008-Tattered Cover Bookstore
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202