A quick trip around Hannity's America...
Cuddling With China
The "San Francisco speaker" is abroad in China holding high level talks with the communist government over there. Ms. Pelosi, who used to be one of China's most outspoken critics on human rights, has been silent on that issue this time around. Instead, she's trying to make climate change a human rights issue! Oh, really?
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SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF.: It's a place where human rights looking out for the needs of the poor in terms of climate change and healthy environment are a human right and, again, it's something I call environmental justice.
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I'm sure the communist Chinese are really interested in justice of all types. Interestingly, Speaker Pelosi cared so much about actual human rights in China that she was urging President Bush to boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
How quickly things change when you're a California Democrat.
New jobs numbers were released Thursday and we found out that the total number of people receiving unemployment benefits is at its highest level since 1967.
But you wouldn't know that by listening to my friend Robert Gibbs. He was singing the praises of the stimulus to reporters in Wednesday's briefing, and he's the subject of our Liberal Translation:
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ROBERT GIBBS, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Our focus is on trying to get as much money out the door as quickly as humanly possible.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: We're throwing caution to the wind! It's only YOUR money.
GIBBS: While ensuring that there isn't waste.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: So we may have wasted a few billion bucks. Oops.
GIBBS: The projects that don't need to be funded take up money that can and should be going to other projects.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: Florida REALLY needed that $1 million to study Red Snapper.
GIBBS: I think — I don't have some of the numbers in front of me but...
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: Not knowing the facts has never stopped me before.
GIBBS: We've funded thousands of road projects that will create jobs.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: And when those roads are finished and you're unemployed again, that's not my problem.
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I think Robert may want to tune into our very special edition of "Hannity" Friday, "Waste 101", when we count down the 101 worst projects that your tax dollars have funded under President Obama.
When Arlen Specter finally decided to come clean and switch parties, he was welcomed with open arms by his liberal pals, President Obama and Vice President Biden.
Specter said he made the switch partially because the Republican Party had become too conservative during his 28 years of service in the Senate, but he also acknowledged that he did so in order to avoid getting demolished in a primary race against Pat Toomey, who is wildly popular among Pennsylvania Republicans.
But now a new poll is showing that Specter may still be in a world of trouble should he successfully weather the Democratic primary and face-off with Toomey in the 2010 general election. In less than one month, Specter's 20-point lead over Toomey has crumbled to only 9 points.
If things keep trending in that direction, it may soon be time for Senator Specter to throw in the towel.
Royal Mess Up
As President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy prepare to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day next week, England's Queen Elizabeth is looking on in anger.
According to The New York Times, the queen is "fuming" that she was not invited to join Obama and Sarkozy at the event, which will take place on the beaches of Normandy.
The queen has close ties to the event because while serving in World War II, she met D-Day commander Dwight Eisenhower and went on to develop a close relationship with him.
On the 60th anniversary of the allied invasion, the queen joined President George W. Bush to mark the occasion, but thus far, neither the French nor the U.S. government is stepping up to taking responsibility for this major snafu.
But don't worry, Mr. President, I'm sure after receiving that great iPod with all your speeches loaded on it, she'll forgive you in no time.
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