Friday, January 12, 2007

Pelosi Exempts Girl Scout Cookie Manufacturers from Minimum Wage Hike

Stung by Republican charges of hypocrisy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now claims she wants to expand the exemption to the minimum wage to manufacturers of Girl Scout Cookies. Speaking to journalists sandwiched into a Capitol Hill briefing room, a thinly-minted spokeswoman said that the Speaker was trying to promote opportunities for young women. She denied that Pelosi was trying to “butter” anyone up.

However, House Republicans became quite skeptical. Now, it looks like Speaker Pelosi has gotten herself into more trouble, as Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) has pointed out that she has quite a fetish for “Samoas.” "The Democratic majority has demonstrated to the American people how they are unable to think outside of the box," he said.