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Reading the Law, Nancy Pelosi and Jeremiah Wright


Dear Mark: I now share the frustration of the Tea Party movement. The Barack Obama administration has been highly critical of the new Arizona immigration law, yet Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted to Congress they have not even read the bill. This is driving me crazy, so what can we do? — Dr. Seuss in Saginaw

Dear Seuss: Given that Holder and Napolitano can't even bring themselves to use terms like "war on terror" or "radical Islamists" when putting together a plan to fight terrorism, why would you expect them to read anything that remotely has to do with those who are in our country illegally?

One thing you can do is join the movement and work your tail off to vote some new blood into Washington this November. Whether one agrees or disagrees with the Arizona law, at the very least, bureaucrats could read the 16-page bill before commenting. This is especially true when top administration officials shoot off their mouths about taking legal action against one of our sovereign states.

Much of the frustration expressed by the Tea Party movement stems from the fact that government bureaucrats and politicians don't listen to the American people. How can government begin to listen if they don't even read the legislation or laws they are charged with enacting or enforcing? I feel your pain.

Dear Mark: Nancy Pelosi has once again shown how out of touch she is with mainstream America. This past week, she claimed the new health care bill is actually an "entrepreneurial bill" because people can quit their jobs to pursue their dreams without losing their health care. Can I get what they're smoking in Washington? — Venting in Ventura

Dear Venting: Pelosi's statement highlights the utterly twisted view liberals have of the spirit of entrepreneurship that makes America great.

In an obvious health care spin, Pelosi said: "We see it as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care."

Excuse me, Madam Speaker, but entrepreneurship is about taking risks balanced by the opportunity for a reward. I don't believe Thomas Edison or Henry Ford had government health care, and somehow they managed to make a name for themselves.

You would think Pelosi would know better. But in her home district of San Francisco, Pelosi calls residents who quit their jobs and live off of the government in order to pursue their entertainment dreams "entrepreneurs." I prefer the term "street people."

Late night comedians made careers off of a few mispronunciations from George W. Bush, yet this Bay Area gaffe machine is considered one of the most powerful women in political history. Huh? Maybe Speaker Pelosi should quit her job in order to pursue her dream of being in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest number of ridiculous statements in one political career.

Dear Mark: Barack Obama's former minister Jeremiah Wright is back in the news claiming the president has thrown him under the bus and that he is "toxic" to the administration. Does that sound like our president? — Middle Roader in Mason

Dear Middle: Of course it does. It's politics. If there were an Olympic event for throwing people under the bus, Obama would win the gold medal. Just ask William Ayers, Rod Blagojevich and Arlen Specter.

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