August 15, 2008
On the Hill
By CARL HULSE
WASHINGTON -- Setting out to promote her new motivational book, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi probably did not realize she was simultaneously embarking on her why-haven’t-you-impeached-the-president tour.
But as she made the coast-to-coast rounds of lectures, television interviews and radio chats the past two weeks, Ms. Pelosi found herself under siege by people unhappy that she has not been motivated to try to throw President Bush out of office – even if only a few months remain before he leaves voluntarily.
In Manhattan and Los Angeles, at stops in between, on network television and on her home turf of Northern California, Ms. Pelosi has been forced to defend her pronouncement before the 2006 mid-term elections that impeachment over the administration’s push for war in Iraq was off the table.