Letters to the Editor

Funding 'salad bar'

Defying White House objections, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her appeasing comrades are off to Syria. I noticed no mention that none of the Democrats' 100 hours of legislation has, as yet, become law.

In regard to the pork Speaker Pelosi lavished to bribe Democrats to support the Iraq funding bill: This is not a war funding bill, it's a salad bar at Denny's. It has been sweetened with aid to sugar beets, sugar cane, peanuts, shellfish and spinach growers.

Is Speaker Pelosi's power demonstrated by inability to pass legislation? If so, she will go down in history as the speaker who appropriated earmarks for special purposes and pork.

Mike Reilly