Has Pelosi Seen Murtha’s Abscam Video?

The news that Speaker-presumptive Nancy Pelosi is backing John Murtha for House Majority Leader amazes me, given what is on this FBI undercover video from 1980’s Abscam investigation.

Of course, there’s a very good chance that Nancy Pelosi has never seen the video. According to David Holman at the American Spectator, the video was unavailable to public viewing for 26 years, until the American Spectator obtained the “full, original video from a source close to the Abscam investigation on the condition of anonymity” and posted it on the Internet September 29. Nancy Pelosi was probably pretty busy in October and early November.

I watched it in early October and I’m still amazed, but I won’t say more; people should watch it and decide for themselves. And I sure hope Nancy Pelosi is one of them.

(Warning: The video has a lot of profanity, so I don’t recommend playing it around any kids who aren’t old enough to watch The Sopranos. The American Spectator has placed a transcript online here.)

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