Green Party candidate Keefer repeats unanswered
challege to Pelosi to respond to voters concerns through open
Green Party congressional candidate Krissy Keefer.
August 2, 2006
Green Party congressional candidate Krissy Keefer yesterday sent
off her latest unanswered request for incumbent Nancy Pelosi to
agree to a debate.
A debate that includes Keefer and any other candidates running
for the California 8th District seat in November.
Keefer has sent letters every day asking Pelosi to grasp the
Smaller party candidates often are not included in televised
debates and Pelosi has not agreed to debating Keefer anywhere,
Keefer told supporters.
Such debate would draw Pelosi to San Francisco for an explanation
of Pelosi policies, Keefer maintained.
"So far as I know Nancy Pelosi has not debated in the last
20 years because she has not had a significant challenger,"
"It's important with these far reaching issues that she
show up in San Francisco and start talking about not only her
national policy but her foreign policy as well."
The Green contender highlighted policy difference between herself
"Primarily the most recent thing is her foreign policy stand
on the bombing of Lebanon.
"Her only foreign policy, as we can tell so far, is Israel
has a right to defend itself which is not a foreign policy, it's
an emotional reaction, and as far as we can determine she has
no boundaries around how far Israel is allowed to go.
Keefer cited Pelosi stand on broader Middle East conflicts.
"We have a horrible war in Iraq on which she has no policy
about bringing the troops home.
"We have a war in Afghanistan, we have a breakdown between
the Shiites and the Sunnis, we have... this war in which 150,000
Iraqi's have been killed.
"I think it's time we see that Nancy Pelosi refuses to draw
a wedge between Bush's agenda and the agenda of the San Francisco
people which is peace, cooperation, negotiation and a ceasefire."