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Monday, May 24, 2004

Hitting Pelosi Where She Lives

Mike D points out that Nancy Pelosi's criticism of Bush a few days ago elicited responses from Republicans that, rather than engaging her on the substance, constituted non-thinking ad hominem attacks on her character. Here's one of them, along with a brief accompanying sentence from the San Francisco Chronicle:

Rep. Tom Reynolds, the chair of the House Republicans re-election committee, said, "If Nancy Pelosi has nothing to offer our troops, who are living and dying thousands of miles away, besides taunting them by saying they are dying needlessly and are risking their lives on a shallow mission, then she should go back to her pastel-colored condo in San Francisco and keep her views to herself."

Pelosi lives in a red brick home in Pacific Heights.

Thanks for the laugh, Rep. Reynolds! (He's about as accurate about Pelosi's house as he is about the content of her comments.)