Bush Treasury boss praises Pelosi and Frank
Here’s a new revelation that ought to confound the right-wing: former Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson lauds the performances of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Barney Frank in his new book that is due out this month.
This is from a post on the vote blog from the Christian Science Monitor:
Here is how Paulson refers to Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. ‘This is a guy that’s got the intellect, he’s got the energy, he cares, and he wants to legislate, knows how to legislate. He’s interested in getting across the finish line. Now, I just wish he were a Republican, and we all shared the same policy principles, and you’d cut a wide swath!’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also came in for praise for her help passing an emergency stimulus bill in early 2008. ‘Pelosi to me was a wonder in this deal, and she was available 24-7, anytime I called her on the cell phone. She was engaged, she was decisive, and she was really willing to just get involved with all of her people on a hands-on basis,’ Paulson said.”
Got that? Unreserved praise for two of the Democrats that conservatives love to hate the most. What’s next – Orrin Hatch eulogizing Ted Kennedy?