Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Rallying the homeland

At a news conference at Union Station, near the Capitol, in front of banners reading Real Security.


Senator Reid (closing his portfolio): “We’ll take your questions now.”

Reid (pointing to a front-row reporter): “Yes.”

Local TV reporter: “Senator Reid, why are Democrats stronger than Republicans on national security?”

Reid: “Because we have an agenda that is tough and smart.”

Reporter: “Could you elaborate please?”

Congresswoman Pelosi (stepping up to the microphone): “It is a fresh strategy - one that is strong and smart, which understands the challenges America faces in a post 9/11 world, and one that demonstrates that Democrats are the party of real national security."

Reid and Pelosi (speaking in unison): “We’re going to double the number of those special forces guys and add more spies. We’re going to find Osama bin Laden.”

Reporter (turns to her video crew and pulls her index finger across her throat): “Okay, Guys, that’s a wrap.”

A few minutes later as the media gaggle thins out, Pelosi turned to an aide and said, “Don’t forget our banner.”
Democrats Offer National Security Strategy

By LIZ SIDOTI
The Associated Press
Wednesday, March 29, 2006

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on Wednesday proposed a wide-ranging strategy for protecting Americans at home and abroad, an election-year effort aimed at changing public perception that Republicans are stronger on national security. Republicans, for their part, criticized the national security policy statement as a stunt...

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