Right off the bat, Pelosi is wrong about natural gas. It is a fossil fuel. Worse yet, she seems ignorant of the fact that this bridge-the-gap energy source must be obtained by drilling wells for it. The stuff is usually found in conjunction with oil deposits. Could the Third most powerful person in Washington, DC really be so ignorant? I think not.
Nancy Pelosi didn't get rich by being utterly ignorant of the facts. She is simply counting on her belief that most ordinary (read: not of the leftist elite) Americans are helplessly ignorant. That may be true of Nancy's constituency, but the rest of us can see where her real interest in natural gas lies. Follow the money.
Nancy Pelosi and her husband have big dollar investments in T. Boone Pickens' energy scheme, which includes burning natural gas from his oilfields until he can con America into buying windmills from his companies. From the Washington Wire at the WSJ:
Pelosi and her husband drew attention recently for their investment in T. Boone Pickens’s Clean Energy Fuels Corp., which markets compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas as a fuel for motor vehicles. Some leading Democrats, including Pelosi, have been eying legislation to encourage such uses of natural gas, as soaring gasoline prices have put pressure on Congress to do something. Amid steady pressure from Republicans, both Pelosi and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama also have signaled that they’re open to expanding offshore oil drilling, as long as it’s part of a comprehensive package that includes other energy alternatives.Those selfless liberals! Its always 'something they believe in', isn't it?
Pelosi’s investment in Clean Energy – between $50,000 and $100,000 – is a tiny fraction of the speaker’s assets, as she pointed out on Sunday. “That’s not the point,” she added. “I’m investing in something I believe in.”
While I'm on the subject of beliefs, Nancy Pelosi is, in her own words "an ardent Catholic". She is so ardent in her Catholic faith that she has usurped the Pope, re-written the Catechism and put words into the mouths of the Saints. Speaking on "Meet the Press" last Sunday, she said that none other than Saint Augustine agrees that human life doesn't begin at conception.
Many folks claim they are Catholics and at the same time rationalize their support for abortion. I'm not a Catholic, but Pelosi's abortion position sounds like someone arguing that it would still be basketball if the players were allowed to run with the ball. Or a Baptist repudiating the resurrection.
Believe whatever you like, but the Catholic Church has never, ever condoned procured abortions. Not at any stage of gestation and not for any reason. At least that is what the archbishop of Washington, DC is saying in response to Pelosi's pronouncements. Even at the risk of going to hell, Pelosi is putting politics before facts and truth, and refuses to back down on the matter. After all, Nancy has studied theology for years.