Obama Camp to Speaker Pelosi: "Shut Up, Already!"
The American Spectator reports:
The Obama campaign has asked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to shut her mouth, but in as nice a way as they possibly can. That isn't to say they aren't mad about her recent activities.(emphasis added)
"It's like 'Thanks, madam speaker, you've done quite enough. Please move along,'" says one Obama adviser. "She got us stuck on three different issues that we wanted no part of. She's no master strategist, no matter what she may believe. You may see more of her, but if her mouth is open, what comes out won't be anything that our campaign wants anything to do with."
Now Pelosi's big mouth has ensnared Obama in Catholic abortion issues, and campaign issues from four years ago that he wanted no part of and wasn't a part of just a week ago. Further, Pelosi's continued gaffes on the subject have renewed examination of Pelosi's poor standing in the Catholic Church. Given her position and votes on abortion and birth-control issues, she is not in good standing with the Catholic Church, despite what she may herself believe.
Actually, Speaker Pelosi is only guilty of making worse a situation that had been brewing for some time - at least among Catholics who were examining Sen. Obama's abortion record closely, and which was exacerbated by Sen. Obama's performance at the Saddleback Forum, and was only going to become more intense with the choice of a "pro-choice" Catholic running mate.
Yes, Speaker Pelosi has helped to turn the abortion issue into a firestorm of controversy right in the middle of the Democrat Convention, but Sen. Obama himself had ensured that this was going to become a significant issue whether or not Speaker Pelosi had ever opened her mouth.
(Hat tip: HotAir)