Pelosi: Resolution on Michael Jackson unnecessary
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she sees no need for a House resolution in praise of Michael Jackson.
Pelosi, D-Calif., says Jackson was a great performer, but she thinks the resolution is unnecessary.
She said at a news conference Thursday that lawmakers could honor Jackson in speeches in the House. But she said a resolution would open up Jackson’s life to “contrary views that are not necessary at this time.”
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat, has proposed the resolution in Jackson’s honor.
Such a resolution is a nonbinding but symbolic expression from lawmakers.
For the 1st time since my political commentary adventure began, I have got to agree with Nancy Pelosi. ANY resolution on Michael Jackson is unnecessary. America as a whole and the entire MSM has blown this so far out of proportion that it’s sickening.
Many of you know that I often point out the excellence of our congressional members from my part of Texas, Sam Johnson, Jeb Hensarling and Ralph Hall. These gentlemen are among the best of the best, and represent Texas as it should be represented.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat from the Houston area, has proposed the resolution in Jackson’s honor and is NOT one of our stellar congressional representatives.
She was one of the 31 who voted in the House not to count the electoral votes from Ohio in the 2004 Presidential election.
Prior to the 110th Congress, Jackson-Lee served on the House Science Committee and on the Subcommittee that oversees space policy and NASA. She once asked, during a visit to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, whether the Mars Pathfinder had taken an image of the flag planted on Mars in 1969 by Neil Armstrong, failing to know the flag was in fact planted on the Moon.
Jackson-Lee is one of the cosponsors of the 2007 Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act.
In 2008, she endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.
She spoke at the Michael Jackson memorial service on July 7, 2009 in which she introduced a House Resolution 600 for the 111th Congress. The resolution if adopted would Honor Michael Jackson as a great humanitarian by the United States House of Representatives.
Jackson-Lee has urged better relations between the U.S. and Venezuela, which she describes as a friendly nation. She also seeks an end to the ban on selling F-16 fighter jets and spare parts to that country. The U.S. State Department bans such sales due to “lack of support” for counter-terrorist operations and Venezuela’s relations with Iran and Cuba SOURCE
Sheila Jackson Lee is, in MY opinion, nothing more than a Democratic HACK and is NOT the brightest bulb on the string, re-read the above blockquote in case you missed it.
I am pleased that Nancy Pelosi turned down this resolution, some things just don’t need to be a part of the national record of THIS nation. If individuals wish to honor Jackson, do so, ON YOUR TIME, not ours.
I am also fairly certain that Pelosi’s actions on this were NOT all that geared at doing the right thing so much as they were an attempt to keep the TRUTH from coming out on the floor of Congress concerning the accusations of pedophilia and drug use by this so-called icon.
Pelosi isn’t stupid, she doesn’t want this all over HER congress, she would possibly have to act in a sane and responsible manner, placing the truth above her personal libber feelings, and we just can’t have that now can we??