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Can Republicans Spin Pelosi's Outreach To Reagan?

By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.

At today's unveiling of the statue of former President Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan spoke very briefly. But the first and most important thing she did was to profusely thank House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a fellow Californian, for making the event and the placement of the statue in the Capitol's Statuary Hall possible.

I'm just wondering since Speaker Pelosi is such a favorite target of conservative commentators, how many of them will take note of Nancy Reagan's praise for Speaker Pelosi, and for her very bipartisan move to honor Ronald Reagan's memory. I'm sure they'll find ways to shoot holes in Speaker Pelosi's big reach across the aisle. But it will be tough, especially since Ronald Reagan, unlike either of the Presidents Bush, is an ideological icon and favorite politician of America's Right.

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