Saturday, March 31, 2007

Nancy and Keith's Excellent Adventure

Strap on the hipwaders, folks. It's gonna get deep.

US House Speaker in Jerusalem on Mideast tour.

In Jerusalem:
"The Speaker visited the Old City and toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre," an official travelling with Pelosi told AFP."

The House Muslim was with her and she'll be having dinner with Shimon Peres. How nice.
Pelosi -- whose delegation includes Democrat Keith Ellison the first Muslim elected to the US Congress -- will meet Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres for dinner later on Saturday, he said.

...she is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni before speaking at an official ceremony in parliament.

It's a heady time for San Fran Nan.
She also planned to hold talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

Here's where it gets deep and really starts to stink:
Syria's embassy in Washington hailed the proposed trip as "momentous" and expressed hopes it may change sorely strained relations with the United States, even as the White House denounced the visit as "a really bad idea" that undermines US policy. The State Department tried and failed to convince Pelosi, who will be the highest-ranking US official to visit Syria in years, to cancel the visit, which is expected to take place next week.

It then asked her to convey a "strong message" to Damascus, officials said.

Fat chance. She'll just make that goofy nervous giggle that she has and that will be about it. You know it's true.