When asked about being an investor in the T. Boone Pickens plan (conflict of interest?) she stated:
I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels.Huh? I thought natural gas was a fossil fuel?
This answer is also shows how much Pelosi doesn't care about the poor and middle class suffering because of the prices at the pump:
MR. BROKAW: Sounds like we're going to have offshore drilling.The most egregious lie she told was:
REP. PELOSI: No, no, no.
I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition.
Actually there are two lies in above quote. (Three if you count the "I have studied for a long time.) The following is from an article available here:
Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.
Pelosi is not an ardent, practicing Catholic. Any Catholic that follows the beliefs of the Church is Pro-Life.As a Catholic, I am tired of the Church sitting on its rear and not calling out any politician that is supposedly Catholic but is pro-abortion. I believe excommunication should be done to every one of them. I also believe the Catholic Church should be telling members they should not be supporting candidates that are pro-abortion. It is their moral duty to support candidates that are Pro-Life.
Here's her complete answer on this topic:
MR. BROKAW: Senator Obama saying the question of when life begins is above his pay grade, whether you're looking at it scientifically or theologically. If he were to come to you and say, "Help me out here, Madame Speaker. When does life begin?" what would you tell him?For the entire transcript of Pelosi's interview, click here.
REP. PELOSI: I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. And Senator--St. Augustine said at three months. We don't know. The point is, is that it shouldn't have an impact on the woman's right to choose. Roe v. Wade talks about very clear definitions of when the child--first trimester, certain considerations; second trimester; not so third trimester. There's very clear distinctions. This isn't about abortion on demand, it's about a careful, careful consideration of all factors and--to--that a woman has to make with her doctor and her god. And so I don't think anybody can tell you when life begins, human life begins. As I say, the Catholic Church for centuries has been discussing this, and there are those who've decided...
MR. BROKAW: The Catholic Church at the moment feels very strongly that it...
REP. PELOSI: I understand that.
MR. BROKAW: ...begins at the point of conception.
REP. PELOSI: I understand. And this is like maybe 50 years or something like that. So again, over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy. But it is, it is also true that God has given us, each of us, a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions. And we want abortions to be safe, rare, and reduce the number of abortions. That's why we have this fight in Congress over contraception. My Republican colleagues do not support contraception. If you want to reduce the number of abortions, and we all do, we must--it would behoove you to support family planning and, and contraception, you would think. But that is not the case. So we have to take--you know, we have to handle this as respectfully--this is sacred ground. We have to handle it very respectfully and not politicize it, as it has been--and I'm not saying Rick Warren did, because I don't think he did, but others will try to.