January 27th, 2010
05:18 PM ET
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Pelosi's guest list for the State of the Union address

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has released this list of her guests for President Obama's first State of the Union address Wednesday night:

Front row of the Speaker's box (left to right):
Paul Pelosi, Jr. (Speaker's son)
Former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro (Speaker's brother)
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty
Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Ophelia Dahl, Executive Director, Partners In Health
Barry Rand, CEO, AARP
Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza
Ben Jealous, President and CEO, NAACP

Other guests in the Speaker's box will include:
Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley
Anna Burger, SEIU
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Jim Guest, President and CEO, Consumers Union

Other guests of the Speaker in the Chamber will include:
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Tom Foley

Full coverage: President Obama's State of the Union address

soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. GGG

    Hope her BOTOX DR. will be there in case her face starts melting!!!

    January 27, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  2. JES

    I see no business people only yes people.

    I hope this will be your last invite list since if people were smart they would vote you out along with your big spending projects at our expense.

    January 27, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  3. Grrr-Awful-O

    Flying 'em all in on her taxpayer funded, large carbon footprint jet I suppose?

    January 27, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  4. Teknarik

    Who cares about this?! Why is this even reported? I guess the only questions I would ask is how much of a carbon footprint would it be to get all of those guests over there...And is she flying them all in or what? At whose expense? *Sigh*

    January 27, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  5. Rickster

    Pelosi's guest list for the State of the Union address:

    Let me guess.....Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Mahmoud Ahmadenijad, Kim Yong Il and Jimmy Carter?

    January 27, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  6. Fooled Again

    Why is La Raza going? How about invitng people from Institutions that encourage legal immigration?

    January 27, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  7. Steve (the real one)

    Yippie! Unions, special interest donors, family, and politicians! Yeah! Screw the average Joe! Right, Nancy!

    January 27, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  8. obama the liar

    Nancy PeLIEsi couldn't get a bigger box to get more union goons inside????

    January 27, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  9. american patriot

    Hey Nancy WE THE PEOPLE want our $1 Million Dollaers back you blew going to Switzerland on our dime.

    For all that she invited.
    Every one of them should be Investigated for Fraud and theft.

    You here that scumbags.

    It is just a matter of time before WE THE PEOPLE March by the Millions and reclaim our Government.

    January 27, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  10. obama the liar

    this is getting strange...everytime i see her face, i flash back to the Howdy Doody show minus the freckles.

    January 27, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  11. Mark

    Looks like plenty of union goons there with her. Just think in three years we will have a new president who won't let union goons into the white house!

    January 27, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  12. Thank you Massachusetts

    Anyone surprised at this list of liberal thinkers?

    January 27, 2010 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  13. Keith in Austin

    Nancy's guest list is a Who's Who of left wing bleeding hearts!

    Maybe one of them can offer her a new job in November spending other people's money! She is quite good at it!

    January 27, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  14. OMG

    Hmmmmmmm. Full of special interest groups that lobby the democrat party. Figures.

    January 27, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  15. Gerald

    I thought AARP was on our side ,working for us,i know hes one of Nancy Pelosi's yes person,like all the rest on her lists,i guess we paid their full expenses too

    January 27, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  16. La Chatte

    OMG! Who invited her?

    January 27, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  17. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    It is good to see she has not included any anti American right wingnuts on her guest list. Nancy give the moronic right another thing to be afraid of.

    January 27, 2010 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  18. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    American Patriot- What a joke you are, I want the $1.5 Trillion back that W. and you spent in Iraq.

    January 27, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  19. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    I am glad she did not include any health insurance goons on her list.

    January 27, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  20. jane

    Who cares whom Pelosi is inviting to the address! What we care about is straightening out our economy and health care and strengthening the middle class, which is so vital to the strength of our nation, not to mention millions of individual families.
    Granted, the Republicans left us with an enormous mess from the last administration and Congress, having gutted our treasury and brought us to the brink of global economic disaster. Now that Democrats are in control, at some point, they have to stand up and be Democrats. To think we've wasted all these months on useless rangling over health care to accomplish so little!! How much money have we paid these government employees during all that time?

    January 27, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  21. dale

    The Repub list would all be wearing brown shirts.

    January 27, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  22. Albo58

    You can always tell the integrity of a person by the company they keep so Exhibit A! Queen Nan is an absolute disgrace!

    January 27, 2010 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  23. Jane/Seattle

    She can invite those she wishes. It is rather telling who folks hang out with! I'll be spending some time with my friend, Google Search, this evening!

    January 27, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  24. Jimmy James

    Looks like a very open minded bunch. Did she have to agree to pay Nebraska anything to get them there?

    January 27, 2010 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  25. Independant from IA

    I snipped my aarp card and sent it back'
    Barry Rand and Co Sent My money Back,Thank You!!
    I found out this organization was for Big Government
    and out the door I ran/ Many many others did the same
    Independant from Iowa

    January 27, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
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