'Glenn Beck': Nancy Pelosi's Favorite Word

This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," August 4, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GLENN BECK, HOST: I'd like to give you a piece of candy tonight. This is going to be fun. Do you remember Nancy Pelosi's favorite word?


SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF.: My favorite word is the word, is the word. And that is everything. It says it all for us. And you know the biblical reference, you know the Gospel reference of the word.

We have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the word. Fill it in with anything you want but, of course, we know it means the word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.


GLENN BECK, HOST: Amen, sister. Amen. Beautiful. Moving. Of course, I don't want to point out that her favorite word is two words — I mean, who is counting? The point is she is talking about Jesus Christ here.

It's beautiful and touching and I thought she meant it for a while until a brave reporter finally asked her about her favorite word.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When was the word made flesh? Was it at the annunciation when Jesus was conceived by the power of Holy Spirit as the creed says or was it at the Nativity when he was born of the Virgin Mary?


PELOSI: Whenever it was, we bow our heads when we talk about it in church and that's where I'd like to talk about that.


BECK: I'm sorry. What? You weren't in church the last time you brought it up, Nancy. Why not address your favorite word? It's beautiful. It's spiritual. Why not?

Clearly, the speaker was panic-stricken as to define the moment the word was made flesh — conception or birth? Which is it? Kind of a good question since the word defines her policymaking decisions, she said later in that same speech.

Kind of makes it hard to understand her position on abortion. I'm sorry. All these religious questions are appropriate only in church with your head bowed. Right.

Look, we're dealing with the idea that progressives have laid out 100 years ago and the disease they planted in the church — social justice, collective salvation. It's a disease. It is bad stuff. But we are not just dealing with speakers of the house or presidents or kings or magistrates or principalities here.

Oh, I think we've got something bigger going on. These tactics are as old as time. And exposing those ideas to the disinfectant of sunlight causes people to freak out. Progressives have worked on this for 100 years. They're freaking out because sunlight makes it scatter underneath the refrigerator like a cockroach.

So my word tonight — people ask me all the time. What is your favorite word? And I'd have to say hope and faith. Hope and faith, because if there's hope, then we can have faith. Or is it faith and then we all have hope?

Then we'll remain peaceful and diligent. So maybe it's peaceful or diligent. Or maybe peaceful and — I don't know how many words that is. And then I've lost charity. So I'm not — I can see what a tough job being Speaker of the House really. Wow, how does she do it?

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