House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Bush a total failure
Just prior to the end of Bush administration, some members of the Republican party have expressed their rejection to his policies. This time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosy expressed her veiled scorn towards President Bush. However, it is too little to late.
House Speaker: Bush a total failure
Fri, 18 Jul 2008 03:14:00
US House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has called President George W. Bush 'a total failure' who talks but 'has no ideas'.
"You know, God bless him, bless his heart, the president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject." Nancy Pelosi said in an interview with CNN on Thursday.
Pelosi, 68, said the House and Senate were busy "trying to sweep up after (Bush's) mess over and over and over again ... The president knows it. He needs something to talk about because he has no ideas."
The speaker was especially critical of Bush's proposal to lift a ban on offshore oil drilling as a means to ease the current fuel price crisis, calling it a ploy to draw attention away from his failures.
"We have seven and a half years of failed energy policy by the Bush administration. We have a faltering, down turning economy. The president needs a decoy."
"So he's going out there, he even has the nerve to say the economy would be better off if we could drill in protected areas offshore," she said, adding the Democrats' proposal to free up the US strategic petroleum reserve, which she said is 91.5 percent full.
"And we're saying let's take 10 percent of that ... and use that to put on the market so that we increase supply, reduce prices, and when the price comes down, we can buy back the oil at a lower price."