GOP Senator Insists That Nancy Pelosi Is Not a Fire-Breathing Jabberwocky, Gets Hissed At

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"Come on now. She is nice — how many of you all have met her? She's a nice person. Just because somebody disagrees with you doesn't mean they're not a good person .... So don't catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody is no good. The people in Washington are good. They just don't know what they don't know." —Republican senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, on Nancy Pelosi. The audience at his town-hall meeting had hissed and hooted after Coburn referred to Pelosi as a "nice lady." [Capitol News Connections via Political Wire]