Thursday, May 20, 2010


It's well documented that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) considers herself an "ardent practicting Catholic" (albeit one that holds views regarding the value of unborn life that are the diametric opposite of the Vatican). Rarely, though, does anybody ask who advises her regarding issues of faith. Who is Congresswoman Pelosi's Reverend Wright?  Her Jim Wallis

A fair indication of who that person might be is the way that the woman born a Democrat Party princess likes to highlight the way that the artistic community could benefit from ObamaCare. 

Here is Pelosi  on May 13, 2010, as she explains in a speech before the Asian-American & Pacific Islander Summit that ObamaCare would allow musicians to (ahem) forego conventional employment:


"[I]f you want to be creative, and be a musician, or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspiration, because you will have health care, and you don't have to be job-locked."

Surprising?  Not really.  This is just an extension of the line of reasoning "reasoning" she expressed in her interview on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show on March 16, 2010:

"Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance..."

Where could such views on the lifestyles of artists come from? Maybe this is an indication of whom she recognizes as her spiritual leader: This gentleman, who did this commercial back in 1982:

That Father Sarducci's view of the artistic community might have influenced parishioner Pelosi makes about as much sense as anything regarding her.  But of course, most people who know of Father Sarducci from the early years of Saturday Night Live are aware that he is, in fact, not a priest; he is comedian Don Novello, who created the brilliantly deadpan Sarducci character after purchasing the priest outfit from a thrift store operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. In 1981, Novello actually was arrested in Vatican City for "impersonating a priest" while trying to conduct a Sarducci photo shoot where picture-taking was prohibited. 

Fortunately for Ms. Pelosi, in Washington, D.C., there are no such laws prohibiting impersonating a competent public servant.


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