Eli Sanders (SLOG):
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be here early this afternoon for an event intended to remind us "how the groundbreaking health insurance reform legislation passed on Saturday by the US House of Representatives helps Seattle."Howie P.S.: On another front, the President and the Democratic party are facing push-back on issues of import to the LGBT community, "Americablog Launches Boycott of DNC." Publicola tells us "Jim McDermott (D-7), Jay Inslee (D-1), and Norm Dicks (D-6)—will be touring Swedish Hospital today and talking to hospital officials and the press about the legislation passed Saturday." I don't know if Nancy's plane will get in town before the Swedish gig, but if it does, she'll probably show up, too. And hey, how come Adam Smith can't be part of the hang?
Which begs the question: Why Seattle?That's just speculation. But whatever the reason for her visit, it's certain that Pelosi will be doing some explaining on abortion funding at today's event.
UPDATE: Darcy Nothnagle, district director for McDermott, says the visit to Seattle was initially discussed weeks ago, but only confirmed yesterday.