May 18th, 2009
06:17 PM ET
5 years ago

Huckabee writes poem attacking Pelosi

Huckabee is going after Pelosi over the CIA controversy.
Huckabee is going after Pelosi over the CIA controversy.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Mike Huckabee has apparently found his muse: Nancy Pelosi.

Huckabee penned a poem about the House speaker, who has come under fire from the GOP for accusing the CIA of lying to her in intelligence briefings about the agency’s use of harsh interrogation techniques.

The seven-stanza poem, found on the former presidential candidate’s Web site, is called “Fancy Nancy.”

Huckabee calls Pelosi a “ruthless politician” and tweaks the San Franscisco Democrat for her use of a military plane for travel back to her district.

But the heart of the poem is about Pelosi's CIA he-said-she-said:

She sat in briefings and knew about enhanced interrogation; But claims she wasn't there, and can't give an explanation.

She disparages the CIA and says they are a bunch of liars; Even the press aren't buying it and they're stoking their fires.


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soundoff (130 Responses)
  1. Greg

    How adult and professional of him.

    May 18, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Forget Pelosi.....

    Why aren't we questioning Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Rove, and the CIA about their torture program and their LIES about it?

    May 18, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  3. mike

    Well, she is really gross.

    May 18, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  4. dominican mama 4 Obama

    Okay, I'm sorry, but this Pelosi saga is NOT boding well for the home team. 'Fess up already if you're lying Pelosi, and stop the knuckle-dragging routine. Good grief!!

    May 18, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  5. KMAN

    Does this goof think this is his ticket to the White House in 2012??? He obviously has way too much time on his hands! How pathetic!!

    May 18, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  6. Dino

    When are you right-wingers going to jail for actually COMMITTING the torture? Huckabee is only a poet in his own sick mind. Love to waterboard the roach.

    May 18, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  7. Bridgette

    So when will he actually write one about the people who actually authorized it. When will the GOP criticize their own.

    May 18, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  8. Briana the college student

    huckabee go away
    you are now worse than sarah pailin
    how about you do something constructive.

    May 18, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  9. Jones

    That is the exact type of grade school level poetic structure you would expect from a typical GOP member... Although I suppose it's slightly advanced since he didn't invoke "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue" as i'm sure many of his fellow party members inevitably will.

    May 18, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  10. CitizenJane

    This is all the GOP has left? Immature to the extreme . . .

    May 18, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  11. Huckajoke

    Once again proving his resemblance to Gomer Pyle is not just physical. My 6 yr old can do better. And also thanks for admitting Bush/Chenet are criminals. Anybody else notice every Republican now basically admits this?

    May 18, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. George

    That is about all he is good for is writing poems. Ask Bob Grahm, he was in the meeting also.

    May 18, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  13. Kelby In Houston, TX

    I have to admit that poem was real cute. But, I have a questions and comments. as usual :)
    Why are the repubs concentrating on Pelosi? Is torture okay with the repubs? Allow me to inform you. If Pelosi lied, she goes down. No cover up. No defending her. She gets thrown to the wolves. I, as a citizen of The United States of America, don't care who was involved, as long as they are brought to justice!
    What do you hope to gain with Pelosi's guilt? Do you think that the Democrats are going to stop this pursuit of justice? Do you think that people will simply forget about this issue and we can quietly sweep this under the rug to never be heard from again?
    DO YOU THINK WE ARE GOING TO LET THIS GO BECAUSE PELOSI WAS COMPLICIT?
    Think again

    May 18, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  14. Jeff

    Huchabee is dangerous and the Repukes will probably have him on the ticket in 2012. If he or any Repuke wins then I'm leaving the country.

    May 18, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  15. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    Huckabee's prose
    Gives offense the nose
    Likewise Nancy Pelosi
    Ain't anything poesy.

    Merriam -Webster: Poesy = poetic inspiration

    May 18, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  16. grahame

    Is that really all he can do. This, Mike Huckabee, is embarassing, not only to you but to the entire debate. And anyway the idea that the CIA never lies to the congress is laughable

    May 18, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  17. Cathy in AZ

    I am not a fan of the House Speaker but the GOP comments are a lot like calling the kettle black! They have no room for the holier than thou act ESPECIALLY Newt Gingrich!
    The comments from the GOP are to deflect the actions of the Bush administration, especially Dick Cheney. I say go after them all!

    May 18, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  18. Dave C - NJ

    Pelosi is a joke...she NEVER gives a straight answer in an interview. It's comical.

    She did not answer the retort from the CIA...she said "she was disappointed in the Bush administration." THAT IS NOT AN ANSWER.

    If you are keeping score, the GOP has loads of dead-weight, including their last president and vice president, however Pelosi is one big fat joke on our side....we (Dems) need to toss this woman. The GOP is right on this issue: she is a liar.

    May 18, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  19. LIP

    It has been apparent for quite some time that Nancy Pelosi is baggage that congress can't really afford to carrry. Now that she has blatently accused our CIA of lying to her, she really needs to be held accountable for her actions. Ms Pelosi has gone beyond the maximum exposure our country can afford and needs to be muzzled.

    May 18, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  20. Faith, IN

    The party that says no to the stimulus package and yes to torture is wrong. They can't change the subject and make Nancy Pelosi the target. They're the ones who tortured, not the Dems.

    Take your meds and get over yourselves GOPers, you're history.

    May 18, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  21. all american

    who really cares what the loser has to say. Get a life (...and I better TV show while ya' at it ;-)

    May 18, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  22. Diana NJ

    and this guy tried to become our President... (yes I know I started a sentence without a Capital letter... it did not deserve one).. I wish the GOP would use its energy in coming up with constructive ideas to get us out of this mess.....

    May 18, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  23. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    I could do this all day,
    but...hmmm...what the hey.
    Since they both uninspire
    They should both just retire.

    May 18, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  24. where's your poem attacking murderers in your company?

    did you ask what jesus would do lately?

    May 18, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  25. Will-South Dakota

    Big Whoop! Bush lies to America when he invaded Iraq, he didn't tell the truth either, the GOP has short term memories but not us Americans, we rememeber the lies Bush/cheney and the GOP told to us.

    May 18, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
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