Posted by lex, on August 18, 2010
Cocooned in her San Francisco-to-Washington Gulfstream C-37A bubble, Nancy Pelosi has this wonderful way of missing the zeitgeist of the moment entirely:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, called for an investigation of those who are protesting the building of the Ground Zero Mosque on Tuesday. She 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,” she said. “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.” (h/t Kristinn)
Calls to investigate the funding for those proposing the $100 million “Cordoba House” have fallen on deaf ears, though, as New York’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg has described such an investigation as “un-American.”
So it’s un-American to enquire who is building the mosque, but the Speaker of the House has the bandwidth to call for investigations into who is opposing it.