Campaign 2010

May 22, 2004

Matsui / Pelosi Not Letting Bush Off Hook

This morning’s Sacramento Bee has a great story about Rep. Matsui (our chair) and Democratic Leader Pelosi turning up the heat on Bush’s lack of war planning and preparation.

Relevant snippets:

“Democrats hurled sharp barbs at the White House, with Rep. Robert Matsui of Sacramento, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, declaring that President Bush is “either clueless or incompetent” when it comes to the war.”

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“It’s a healthy debate,” said Frank Rusciano, a political scientist at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. “It would have been unhealthy to go into an election campaign and not have a strong discussion on something as pressing on voters’ minds as the war in Iraq.”

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Matsui, who rarely engages in political hyperbole, joined forces with Pelosi in blasting the president’s conduct of the war.

 


He said the president “should come to grips about where we are in this war instead of fantasizing that we’ll win this war.”

 


The Sacramento congressman called DeLay “a thug and all here know it.”

You didn’t think we were going to let up, did you?


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