This past August, the White House invited loyal citizens to report when they received “an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy” to the official e-mail address [email protected]. Loyal citizens were to report fishy comments to Linda Douglass, someone who looks suspiciously like Krupskaya, or Nurse Ratched, and lived up to the image.
This August it’s House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who has cast herself in the role of Krupskaya, or Nurse Ratched. Yesterday Pelosi called for an investigation of those who are protesting the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. Kerry Picket reports that Pelosi told San Francisco’s KCBS radio:
“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded, How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.”
As a student of history, I think I know how this works. I want to spare my family and friends the pressure they may feel they are under to turn me in. I’m turning myself in to Speaker Pelosi.
I confess. I have opposed the Ground Zero Mosque, but I haven’t taken any money for it. I have also tried to gin up opposition to it, though without taking a plug nickel in return. Please believe me. I’m a volunteer!
I have also disparaged President Obama’s support of the Ground Zero Mosque at the White House iftar dinner on Friday night. You might want to look into why President Obama backtracked on his support on Saturday before he sent his information minister out to support it again on Sunday. There’s something fishy there, don’t you think?
I can’t speak for Debra Burlingame, the sister of American Airlines Flight 77 pilot Chic Burlingame. I’m pretty sure she hasn’t taken any money either, but the name of that group she’s affiliated with — 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America — sounds suspicious to me.
Charles Krauthammer has devoted an entire nationally syndicated Washington Post column to expressing his opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque. I believe he is remunerated for his work, but I don’t think he took any money under the table for the Ground Zero Mosque column. You might want to ask your friends at the Post to check up on him.
I should add that Michelle Malkin is exhibiting highly suspicious behavior. She not only harbors impure thoughts about the Ground Zero Mosque, she thinks you should be investigated for the Treasure Island land grab. Talk about guilty!
UPDATE: Speaker Pelosi, Hugh Hewitt is also sounding mighty guilty, and Glenn Reynolds is suspiciously sarcastic!
MORE: Bill Kristol isn’t helping his case either.