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Nancy Pelosi puts nation's business ahead of BCS title game

January 7, 2009 | 11:30 am

Nancy_pelosi_2Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) is the grinch who stole the Bowl Championship Series  title game.

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) made a perfectly reasonable request, asking Pelosi to back off on House business Thursday night and Friday so that members from Florida and Oklahoma could attend the game between the Gators and Sooners on Thursday night in Miami.

One thing the House is supposed to do Thursday afternoon is certify the Electoral College vote for Barack Obama as president.

That can't wait?

Apparently not. Pelosi said no.

What does she know about football? She went to Trinity College in Washington, which doesn't have a team.

Besides, the Florida and Oklahoma delegations are heavily Republican.

-- Randy Harvey

Photo: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California signals the start of the 111th Congress Tuesday with her gavel. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press