At Michael Jackson's memorial service in Los Angeles, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tx) held up a framed copy of her House Resolution, emossed with a gold seal, saying that it would honor Michael Jackson 'forever, and forever, and forever'.
Forever was cut short by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who decided that the resolution will not get consideration in the House.
"If the idea is to praise the life and work ... then why not do that [in some other way]?" Pelosi said. "A resolution, I think, would open up to contrary views that are not necessary at this time to be expressed in association with the resolution, whose purpose is quite different."
Pelosi has enough fights on her hands without this one. Love her or hate her, you have to admit that she is an astute politician.
Maybe next time Lee will check with the home office before she puts herself in an untenable position.