Pelosi Maneuvers to Block Drilling Votes
The above headline ran on the front page of the July 14, 2008 issue of Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.
The first paragraph of the article stated: "Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appears intent on preventing votes on opening more areas to offshore drilling despite the stirrings of a revolt by rank-and-file Democrats after months of concerted efforts by House Republicans."
Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) said, "This story shows very clearly the difference between representing a district of wealthy liberal elitists like Speaker Pelosi does and representing a district of average, hardworking Americans."
"The rich people in Speaker Pelosi's district spend about one percent of their incomes on transportation, while most Americans today spend fifteen percent or more," said Duncan.
"We must have increased oil production in this Country or gas will go even higher. Liberal elitists are really hurting lower and middle income Americans," he added.