HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Pelosi’s Recruitment Bust

Posted October 2, 2009 at 10:42am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent attempt to expand the Democratic ranks was a no-go, despite having a powerful ally. The California Democrat told reporters Thursday that she hoped her Republican son-in-law would be so impressed by having his favorite band, U2, wish him a happy birthday during their Tuesday night concert that he would change his political stripes in gratitude.[IMGCAP(1)]Pelosi noted that U2 singer Bono slipped in the shout-out, “Happy Birthday, Michael,— during the band’s performance of “With or Without You.— Pelosi’s daughter, Jacqueline, and son-in-law, Michael Kenneally, had told Bono that the tune was “their— song. Kenneally was apparently thrilled … but not enough to comply with his mother-in-law’s request. “I said to him, ‘You should change your registration because I took you to that concert. You owe me major,’— Pelosi relayed to reporters. “He wasn’t interested.— Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.