Sunday, January 25, 2009

Nancy Pelosi Is An Idiot

Just look at her response to suggestions that Guantanamo detainees be moved to Alcatraz instead.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday shrugged off Republican suggestions that the federal government reopen Alcatraz prison in her San Francisco district to house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

President Obama this week signed an executive order calling for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo within the year. Republican Rep. Bill Young then suggested to White House counsel Greg Craig that the prisoners who could not be released back to their home countries or sent to a third country be put up in "the Rock," the famous military installation and prison that closed down in 1963 and is now part of the National Park Service.

Asked whether that was a serious proposal, Pelosi said, "It is -- no."

"Perhaps he's not visited Alcatraz," Pelosi said of Young while displaying little sense of humor. "Alcatraz is a tourist attraction. It's a prison that is now sort of like a -- it's a national park."

To imitate: make a monotone "uhhhh" sound, place your index finger horizontally between your lips, and move this finger in a rapid up-and-down motion.

She's an idiot. You San Franciscans must be so proud.


Ellen K said...

I suspect there will be some political payback by putting detainees in a "Red State." Since the reddest state was Oklahoma, I would expect them to be put in the prison up the road from Dallas in McAllister. But unlike the military guards, many of these guards have first hand memories of what terrorists can do thanks to McVeigh's little fiasco. So I wouldn't expect too much in the way of human kindness except if OU wins the Red River Rivalry.

gbradley said...

If President Obama doesn't want them in Gitmo.
Send them to his Chicago district.
Let the people who got him elected into office take care of them.
The good people of San Francisco deserve them just as well.