It’s Demcare crunch time. Bring out more babies! The House Speaker surrounded herself this afternoon with a fresh batch of kiddie human shields:
The caption on the Yahoo! News/AP pic reads: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. takes part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 15, 2010, following a meeting with children’s advocates to discuss health care overhaul legislation.”
Just a reminder of how Nancy Pelosi really views those infant props – from January 2009:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?
PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?
PELOSI: No apologies. No. We have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.
As for the young men on Capitol Hill whom Democrat Rep. Eric Massa allegedly groped at his creepy playhouse, Pelosi remains coldly indifferent.
The GOP House Leader’s office remains on the case: Massa Mess: Democratic Leaders Leave Questions Unanswered.