Summary: "Nancy Pelosi rebuffed Rick Perry's debate challenge this morning, POLITICO's Jake Sherman reports, giving three reasons for her decision:
"He did ask if I could debate here in Washington on Monday. It is my understanding that such a letter has come in," Pelosi said in the Capitol Thursday. "Monday I'm going to be in Portland in the morning, I'm going to be visiting some of our labs. I'm in California in the afternoon, that's two. I can't remember what the third is.""
“Monday I’m going to be in Portland in the morning, I’m going to be visiting some of our labs. I’m in California in the afternoon, that’s two. I can’t remember what the third is.”***
Here let me help, I can remember the third. “Given access to a restricted stock offering in exchange for congressional favors”.
I know you lost your Air force Nancy Plane but who is paying for your travel plans?
With you being one of the Nations best Fund Managers I think you should pay.
So then, if I understand correctly...her answer is “No”. She’s not going to debate him.
I don’t think she offered another, alternative date that might work better. She just played the “smart ass” card.
So who appears to be on the run, now? Her or him?
Just by ASKING he put her into the weeds!
Strategic and outside the box. Posters say “Well, she’s not running. Why debate her?”
Weellll...doesn’t look like he is, but she looks like she’s running from him.
Good by Rick. Start provoking the DC phonies. Take the Donald Trump approach. Shame these DC Democrat thieves.
Reminds me of when Obama had a stop in Texas and Perry tried to hand deliver him a letter regarding the border. Say what you will about Perry but you can’t say he does not have some cajones.
"Who writes Nancy’s material? She should give up her day job."
I'll bet she has a nearly all female staff...with a few feminized guys
So if Monday doesn’t work, perhaps you could find a time in Iowa over the course of the next month to discuss these issues in front of the people of America’s heartland as the big palooka suggests?
You're really not afraid of him are you?
‘rats & leftists really CAN’T debate any issue based on its merits, workability, or actual effectiveness - they would lose every time because reality does not favor leftist ideology.
So, instead, they appeal to emotion, attribute nefarious motive to their opponent, and name call.
Perry knew it before he asked.
So like in poker, you don’t play your hand, you play the other player.
And he played her. So now, even though she’s not running, she’s running from him. And if they work it right, Perry now has Pelosi running from/against him...not just Obama.
Now folks have TWO enemies that they despise...and since Perry can’t really debate Obama face-to-face yet, he’s got another one to throw his glove down with.
Everyone talks about “going after Obama, not each other!” Perry’s done that. NOW, he’s directly engaged Pelosi; not just talked about how bad she is, but asked her to go toe-to-toe and explain herself.
I don’t see how this does anything but help Governor Perry. It raises his stature, it raises his visibility, it gives him an common opponent with all conservatives and it demonstrates his balls [if I can say that here].
If he’s such a laydown; if he’s such an easy mark...why’s Pelosi running from him?
You’d think she has nothing to lose and he has no chance in a debate, the way people talk.
I think he’s been “lying in the weeds” and has been planning things like this for a long while.
He probably didn’t “Oops” in the debate purposely, but from what I know and read about Perry, he’s WAY strategic. He likes to be underestimated until it matters.
Then, LOOK OUT! Here come the boots!