Michael van der Galien

Barack Obama Really, Really (Hearts) Nancy Pelosi

Posted on January 15 2010 12:30 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by Andrew Malcolm

It was for Obama basically a deferential campaign speech to the folks he will soon call on to vote for his beloved healthcare legislation that will contain some things his party people won’t like and won’t contain some things they do like. He will need their votes and might have to fight and bargain even more for some of them in a precarious political equation. And, unexpectedly, the visit was returned later in the evening.

Most of all, Obama needs the Democrats’ House Leader, San Francisco’s own sweetheart, Nancy Pelosi, to herd this House-full of cats to defy mounting pressures from the party’s real left and come along with him.

Read the whole thing at the LA Times.

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