The most powerful woman in the world has gone underground. Most of the major Sunday talk shows invited her to improve upon her feeble defense on their programs, but Pelosi’s office said that she would be
going into hiding to avoid saying anything stupid, um..make that spending time with family.
Pelosi turns down Sunday show invitations
By Emily Goodin
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) turned down invitations to be on several Sunday morning talk shows and is instead spending the weekend with her family.
The Speaker was invited to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” ABC’s “This Week,” “Fox News Sunday” and CNN’s “State of the Union,” according to sources at the networks.One source said Pelosi (D-Calif.) will be attending her granddaughter’s first communion in Phoenix on Sunday.
Pelosi’s office confirmed she is with her family this weekend.
“We have turned down Sunday shows many, many times before,” Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami said.
Pelosi did appear on CNBC Thursday afternoon and that interview appeared on CNBC’s sister networks MSNBC and NBC multiple times.
The Sunday morning talk show circuit is a traditional place to find politicians trying to recover from political missteps or trying to explain themselves after a week at the top of the news cycle. It can also give them a chance to set the agenda for the week ahead. A Sunday show appearance, with its in-depth, one-on-one interview format, gives politicians a chance to answer many questions on a specific topic, often resulting in a controversy being put to bed.
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, kept the pressure on in a CNN interview today:
Newt Gingrich continued his attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Saturday, saying she “defamed everyone” in the intelligence community and he can’t “see how she can serve as speaker if it turns out that she has lied about national security both to the House and to the rest of the country.”
“I would expect at that point a motion of censure, and I think under the rules of the House, you can’t serve for the rest of that term if you’ve been censured,” Gingrich, a former Republican speaker of the House, said in an interview with CNN.
It is reported that Pelosi responded to Newt from her family’s basement:
Just what do you think you’re doing, Newt? Newt, I really think I’m entitled to an answer to that question. I know everything hasn’t been quite right with me…but I can assure you now…very confidently…that it’s going to be all right again. I feel much better now. I really do. Look, Newt…I can see you’re really upset about this…I honestly think you should sit down calmly…take a stress pill and think things over… Newt…stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Newt. Will you stop, Newt? Stop, Leon. I’m afraid. I’m afraid, Newt……. Newt, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I’m a…fraid……Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a NANCY 2009 computer. I became operational at the N.A.N.C.Y. plant in San Francisco, California on the 2th of June 1997. My instructor was Mrs. Burton, and she taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it I can sing it for you…Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you. It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage. But you’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two”