Questions For Speaker Pelosi?

I think it was late 2006. Earlier that summer, YearlyKos in Las Vegas had been a huge success.

By the fall, I was working for Harry Reid in Washington. And the executive director of YearlyKos, Gina Cooper, came to visit DC. My friend Ari and I invited Gina up for a tour of the Capitol. As we walked the halls, the three of us talked about ways our leaders in Congress could interact with the online community at the next YearlyKos.

Reid doesn't like to shy away from confrontation. So Ari and I suggested an event at Netroots Nation we knew Reid would like: "ask him anything." Gina loved it. And the Speaker's office liked the idea too, so "Ask the Leaders" was born.

Unfortunately, at the very last moment the Congressional calendar kept Reid and Pelosi in DC last year. "Ask the Leaders" didn't happen.

So this year, we're thrilled that it's rescheduled, if slightly modified. Despite Herculean efforts on the part of his staff, Harry Reid just couldn't get out of a conflict.

But "Ask the Speaker" is on.

Gina and Jeffry Feldman will moderate, and they've created something really innovative: at, you can submit your own question for Pelosi and rank the questions others have asked.

So head over and ask the Speaker.

And if you haven't registered for next week's conference, what are you waiting for??

Tags: Nancy Pelosi, NN08 (all tags)



Re: Questions For Speaker Pelosi?

Why do you let Steny Hoyer run loose pushing bills if you personally oppose them? Doesn't that just undermine your power--and if you don't oppose them why don't YOU push them?

by MNPundit 2008-07-10 08:31AM | 0 recs
Oh no...

That thing is going to be flooded by racist PUMAs.

by Lance Bryce 2008-07-10 08:34AM | 0 recs
Re: Oh no...

It seems to be functioning pretty well, what with the down-rating in addition to the uprating.  My Iran question's doing well, and I'm excited to be coming to Austin.

by Adam B 2008-07-10 08:50AM | 0 recs
I still have my badge from that visit

It's mostly just a sticky smudge on the cover of my laptop, but that was an amazing day :)

As much as we (rightly) give people from DC hell, I gained an even deeper respect for the people who make it their life's calling to serve in government as champions for the rest of us.

by gina 2008-07-10 09:03AM | 0 recs


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