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. mcarmon

    I seriously hope a staffer wrote this and not him. I don't like Pelosi right now any more than the next guy, but writing poems about her nose isn't going to change our country. Where is the true leadership??

    May 18, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  2. Republicans are the American Taliban

    That is just so cute that you had the time and where with all to do that? Did you also tweet it on your Twitter?

    May 18, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  3. Mississippi Mike

    Pelosi is a liar. It's been obvious to most of us for a long time but now their is irrefutable evidence that she lied and is trying to cover it up. She's an embarassment. Her charisma and position of high power doesn't exempt her from the truth, no matter how hard she tries to belive otherwise.

    May 18, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  4. Chipster

    Well, isn't that very "Christian" of him?

    Rep. Boehner demand proof that Pelosi was misled? How about if Boehner proves that she wasn't?

    CIA records admits they're may not be reliability of those records. Bob Graham has already proven that the CIA's records, claiming he was briefed, were completely false.

    Now, Huckabee gets catty about something he knows absolutely nothing about. There are important problems facing our nation today and these jokers are playing games!?

    So, who owes an apology here?

    May 18, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  5. Paul from Phoenix

    Awesome. Pelosi is such a liar and a cheat (look into her husband's dealings). She is what is wrong with the world.

    May 18, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  6. Jeff Fyke

    Not bad. I like it better than his joke about Obama getting shot that he told during the election.

    May 18, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  7. carlo

    Huckabee needs to grow up. I can't believe anyone wanted to vote for this immature, petty, and quite frankly, looney man.

    May 18, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  8. Too True For You

    Huckabee resorts to doggerel because
    He belongs to the party of what once was
    And fresh ideas are hard to find
    When you’re best days are far behind
    Picking on others is all you can do
    When you’re party can’t offer anything new
    Pelosi’s a target that’s hard to miss
    And there’s plenty of others republicans diss
    But it’s still too bad that’s all they have to show
    But it’s the best you can expect from the party of No

    May 18, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  9. PJ

    Huckabee...Didn't this guy fail at his run for the presidency? That means that the country did not care for him or his ideas. Why is he so important all of a sudden? Makes you wonder. Pelosi is no angel. What is the reality is that regardless if she knew about the Bush torture plans it was still a Bush policy to torture people. The perpetrator and implementers were Bush-Cheney. Now the irrelevant party of No is trying to make Pelosi directly responsible for the torture that the Bush administration did. What a farce. Hypocrites! You are all becoming more irrelevant by the day.Please go join the way of the Whig Party.

    May 18, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  10. Janice

    If you have a problem with Pelosi, Mr. Huckabee, over her alleged lying – then you shouldn't have a problem putting George Bush and Dick Cheney on trial for war crimes. Even in your twisted version of Christian values, torture should rank above lying.

    May 18, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  11. scott stodden

    Im so tired of these Republicans trying to make a fool out of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi may have known the truth about interrogation techniques, I do believe that because all these washington political cronnies work together. For them to come down on Nancy Pelosi is wrong, there is nothing that she could have done to stop them from practicing these techniques. How many times has the Bush administration went above the heads of many including the House and Senate and did what they wanted? She could not have done anything to stop them, so instead of trying to bring down House Speaker Pelosi maybe they need to blame the Bush administration for all there wrong doings for 8yrs, remember we are in the mess we're in because of George W. Bush & Dick Cheney.

    May 18, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. Sniffit

    He sat thru his schooling and knew about evolution; But claims he doesn't care, that the bible's the solution.

    He disparages scientists and says they're a bunch of liars; But the majority of us aren't buying it, cuz the GOP's a bunch of criers.

    Religiot.

    May 18, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  13. Just Shut Up!

    Someone get the clowns back to the circus. Pelosi and Huckabee have escaped.

    May 18, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  14. los

    SLAM DUNK, WMD, Treated like liberate, Yellow Cake and the CIA dosen't lies. It's funny how no GOP's talking about how they knew the CIA was informing them that they were waterboarding. This not about Pelosi it's about the War in Iraq was it justify are was we lie too.

    May 18, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  15. Kentucky

    Huckabee seems more outraged by those who may have knew about torture, but remained silent, than he is about those who ordered and approved the torture. There should be an investigation, and all those Democrats and Republicans who knew, but remained silent , should be punished if a law was broken. Those who ordered torture should receive even harsher punishment under the law. This is an issue of law. It should not be about political parties. Let the chips fall where they fall. No man or woman is above the law. If we bypass the torture issue, then we can no longer claim to be a nation of laws. How can we send enlisted soldiers to prison for torture, and then let the people at the top go free???????? The United States Government has become a Government of the rich and powerful, for the rich and powerful, and by the rich and powerful.

    May 18, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  16. babs

    Is what Pelosi knew and when she knew it REALLY more important than the fact the this country was TORTURING? Seriously?

    May 18, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  17. A.P. Fremont, Ca.

    Obviously,
    There is a difference between being told, "we are using these enhanced interrogation techniques", and, "we may consider using these enhanced interrogation techniques". Nancy Pelosi isn't guilty unless CIA documents state they "ARE" using that technique. If so, Nancy still isn't guilty of waterboarding being her policy. She's only guilty of not initiating Impeacghment proceedings for President Bush's abuse of power. The same President Bush Huckabee voted for. So, Mr. Huckabee could "poke" fun at Nancy Pelosi all he wants. Only he should remember, Nancy only guilty of not impeaching who Mr. Huckabee himself voted for....along with his policies.......... another typical Refiblican hypocrite.

    May 18, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  18. A.P. Fremont, Ca.

    Obviously,
    There is a difference between being told, "we are using these enhanced interrogation techniques", and, "we may consider using these enhanced interrogation techniques". Nancy Pelosi isn't guilty unless CIA documents state they "ARE" using that technique. If so, Nancy still isn't guilty of waterboarding being her policy. She's only guilty of not initiating Impeachment proceedings for President Bush's abuse of power. The same President Bush Huckabee voted for. So, Mr. Huckabee could "poke" fun at Nancy Pelosi all he wants. Only he should remember, Nancy only guilty of not impeaching who Mr. Huckabee himself voted for....along with his policies.......... another typical Refiblican hypocrite.

    May 18, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  19. TTBALA

    Mr. Huckabee, you are supposed to be an EX Preist, therefore, shame on you to Lie, you are a man of the cloth, whatever Nancy Pelosi is she never called the CIA Liars, you GOP people the Conservitive bunch God fearing people all you know how to do is promote hate and lie, what a bunch of hypocrites, you should be ashamed of yourself Mr. Huckabee, then again if you knew all this would you be working for FOX news!!!!!!

    May 18, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  20. JOE

    Another repuk who can never keep his mouth shut..just like Boner.

    May 18, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  21. Mickie

    All of the losers are fighting to stay in the spotlight. If writing poetry qualifies one as either a preacher or politician, then I should change my profession since I have written poetry all of my life. Maybe he and Palin should go back to school because his poetry isn't any better than his political candidacy attempts and Palin cannot complete a proper sentence any better than George Bush. He can't preach and Palin doesn't follow what she preaches.

    May 18, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  22. A.P. Fremont, Ca.

    Obviously,
    There is a difference between being told, "we are using these enhanced interrogation techniques", and, "we may consider using these enhanced interrogation techniques". Nancy Pelosi isn't guilty unless CIA documents state they "ARE" using that technique. If so, Nancy still isn't guilty of waterboarding being her policy. She's only guilty of not initiating Impeachment proceedings for President Bush's abuse of power. The same President Bush Huckabee voted for. So, Mr. Huckabee could "poke" fun at Nancy Pelosi all he wants. Only he should remember, Nancy is only guilty of not impeaching President Bush, who Mr. Huckabee himself voted for....along with his policies.......... another typical Refiblican hypocrite.

    May 18, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  23. S Callahan

    Stoking the fires.....hmmm
    The point is..she holds super power in America and is accountable to what she says to the public....the public demands it to be truthful.
    I try to view what she said in the light of enabling...she may not had intent of doing wrong...but in learning..she just 'held' the information and thus in doing nothing she enabled the process to go forward. Some say, she was in no position to do anything..i don't buy that...therre are many a good reporters who would have jumped on that story in support of opposing it....all she needed to do was call them. Isn't that what she does when she wants us to know something? We just want the truth.

    May 18, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  24. Bethie from TX

    Huckabee is funny, but his sarcastic humor is not what we need in a President. He lost my respect when he joked about Obama jumping from a gunshot noise (saying he fell out of his chair when there was a loud noise) at an NRA gathering. Obama wasn't even there, of course.

    We don't need another right-wing ideologue who thinks he's better than everybody else!

    May 18, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  25. Manny BLUM, Bernalillo

    THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE !!

    A woman with the influence of a House Speaker, trying to push hereself in the foreground by any means as the
    CIA affaire and earlier, the plainly moronic AIG bonus
    solution, are a clear and present danger.

    Lying, even if totally transparent, comes easy to her, and she doesn't care about the damage inflicted to the US and OBAMA by her hate campaign.

    OBAMA would be well advised to let know the DEM Party gurus that she and some other dirtthrowers must go if they expect him to be successful, if not, even if with the GOP disarray and her right wing mirror image
    RUSH, the GOP and if not a 3rd party will win in 2012!

    As the LABOR erased the traditional Liberal Party in the UK, after WW1 !!!!!

    May 18, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
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