“Do As I Say (Not As I Do)”

Thursday, November 16th, 2006 3:28 pm by Neal

UPDATE: Here’s the link to the audio of the interview from the Rush Limbaugh show.

“Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy”

Today on the Rush Limbaugh show, guest host Roger Hedgecock has an interview with author Peter Schweizer on his book, “Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy”. In the interview and book, Schweizer exposes incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi as an ultra-wealthy hypocrite who has made her money by avoiding precisely the policies that she advocates as a politician. With an estimated net worth of $55 million, Pelosi is the richest Speaker in US history, and she is 55 times as rich as the outgoing spearker, Dennis Hastert. So, for all you Democrats who are tired of living under a plutocracy, there you go.

Ultra-rich hypocrite and plutocrat, Nancy Pelosi

Kathryn Jean Lopez, writing in National Review back in October 2005, had an interview with Schweizer entitled “Moore Hypocrites Than True Believers?”. Here’s what Schweizer had to say about Pelosi:

Schweizer: Nancy Pelosi bashes everyone who doesn’t allow unions to call the shots. Everyone that is except herself. It’s takes an amazing amount of gall to accept the Cesar Chavez Award from the United Farmworkers Unions while using non-UFW workers on your Napa Valley Vineyard. It takes the same to praise the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union and take massive sums of money from them all the while keeping them out of your Hotel and chain of restaurants. But again, I think Pelosi correctly assumes that no one in the media will challenge her on this.


UPDATE: I really like these questions and answers from the interview.

Lopez: Were you depressed or invigorated by the big wigs of the Left’s hypocrisy?

Schweizer: Invigorated. It’s another reminder that the ideas the left want to impose on the rest of us are so fundamentally bad that they don’t even try to live by them. At the end of the day, when all the fun is done, I hope people view this as a book about ideas and the failure of liberal/Left ideas. They don’t work for the leading lights of the Left. How could they possibly work for our country?

Lopez: Is there something about the book that sums something up philosophically about the Left?

Schweizer: After researching the book I really truly believe that the leading lights of the Left — Moore, Franken, Clinton, Pelosi, Kennedy, etc. — really honestly don’t believe what they are selling us. Their own experiences teach them that their ideas don’t work.

Lopez: So I can’t stand Michael Moore anyway. I really don’t need any more anger aimed in his direction. Ditto with some others who get chapters in your book. Why should I read your book anyway? How might a Michael Moore fan get something out of Do As I Say…?

Schweizer: All I would ask a Michael Moore fan do is look at the facts. Moore professes to hate capitalism (“the last evil empire” he’s called it) but practices it in spades. Moore condemns people for their racism and claims to support and practice affirmative action, but has a lousy record of hiring minorities. He outsources post-production film work to Canada so he can pay non-union wages. I could go on and on. I would ask his fans: is this really a sincere person?

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