Nancy Pelosi: Illegal Alien Employer?


House Minority Leader

Nancy Pelosi
is much in the news as the 2006 elections enter
the home stretch.

But not as much as she
should be, given her vulnerability on illegal immigration.

Pelosi, the always smirking
super-liberal from California`s 8th Congressional
District is one of the desperate Republicans`

most valuable assets.

"Vote Republican,"
GOP candidates from coast to coast urge, "Or we may get

Pelosi as Speaker
."

Even more frightening,
candidates do not hesitate to point out, Pelosi would stand

just second in line
, behind the

Vice President
, to succeed to the White House.

And to the

patriotic immigration reform community
, few names raise
hackles as quickly or as high as Pelosi`s.

VDARE.COM contributor Don
Collins recently

pointed out
(despite being a Democrat, like me) that Pelosi
ranks dead last in Congressional immigration voting. Hence
Pelosi`s combined

F-/F grade
at

Americans for Better Immigration
for both her career and her
most recent immigration votes.

More grating is that Pelosi
has consistently flaunted her

open-borders
bias even when the smarter course would be for
her to remain silent…or at least subdued.

Even her peers consider
Pelosi a blabbermouth, according to a recent Time
magazine article, "
Anyone
Knows Not To Mess With Me."
[
By Perry Bacon Jr, September
4, 2006]

Who can forget that in 2003
Pelosi went to bat for Mexico, illegal immigrants and Wal-Mart
all in one statement? In

response
to alien round-ups at the retail giant, she

said
that the

"terrorizing raids"
would end when workers in all
sectors of the economy were legalized
.

The kicker: Pelosi
delivered her remarks

from Mexico.
She was there sucking up to President Vicente
Fox, along with a team of like-minded Congressional colleagues
Representatives:

David Hobson
(R-OH);

Ciro Rodriguez
(D-TX), Chairman of the Congressional
Hispanic Caucus;

Sam Farr
(D-CA);

Hilda Solis
(D-CA); and

Linda Sanchez
(D-CA)!

But the complete Pelosi
story is even uglier.

Pelosi sits near the top of
the list of

wealthy Congressmen
. According to the

Center for Responsive Politics
, Pelosi and her husband have
amassed a fortune approaching $55 million—much of it from real
estate development and Napa Valley vineyard ownership. (Take a
few moments to peruse the C.R.P. list to find out how much money
your local representatives have in the bank.)

And it is a near certainty
that part of her and her husband`s wealth is derived from
illegal immigrant labor. Their vineyards use

non-union labor
to pick grapes and sell those grapes to

non-union wineries.
Read the various Internet blogs on the
subject—including our friends the

Lone Wacko
and

Flopping Aces
.

Take it from someone who
just this morning walked though a

Lodi, CA.
vineyard with his

dogs
—illegal aliens work in those fields.

Under normal political
circumstances—that it, a true Republican in the White House
against a thorn-in-the side Democrat—the best way to get rid of
Pelosi would be to influence constituents to vote her out of
office by backing her Republican challenger.

Pelosi is, after all, up
for re-election in November. She is opposed by three-time
chairman of the San Francisco Republican Party and solid
anti-illegal immigration candidate, Mike DeNunzio.

DeNunzio on

illegal immigration/ Pelosi
:

"We can end illegal immigration with secure borders and fair
rules for citizenship, including a strict guest worker program.
Nancy Pelosi supports `
sanctuary
cities`
like

San Francisco
that flout the law and create a

magnet
for illegals. We should honor those immigrants who

played by the rules
and contributed to our nation, not

reward those who broke the law.
"

DeNunzio is in every other way a natural candidate for the White House
to support. He backs Bush on things I don`t: the Iraq War,
national defense, tax cuts, homeland defense, private social
security accounts, energy and health care. 

If Bush weren`t such a

RINO
he could turn the Pelosis` hiring of illegal immigrants
for her personal gain over to his hatchet man

Karl Rove
to do some serious dirt-digging and mud-slinging.

Rove could lead a non-stop campaign similar to the one currently waged
against ex-Congressman Mark Foley to expose Pelosi as a criminal
who exploits illegal aliens for personal gain.

Things for Pelosi would quickly turn white-hot…if only Bush would come
to his senses about immigration.

Since the

Eighth District
is solidly Democratic—in 2004 Pelosi won
against a token opponent with 84 percent of the vote—even heavy
financial backing from the Republican Party might not be enough
put DeNunzio over the top. (
Spending
to date
for 2006: Pelosi $1.2 million, DeNunzio, $71,000)

But, since, according to the Federal Election Commission

website
, Republican committees have raised $104 million more
than Democrats, it could easily send DeNunzio say $1 million to
bring him on cash par with Pelosi.

So—yesterday I spoke to DeNunzio to ask him what assistance the

RNC
had given him.

DeNunzio told me that he had traveled to Washington, D. C. to meet with
party leaders—and that he specifically requested that the party
did not give him any money, since he felt that it would be more
advantageous to help "competitive races"
in the effort to "prevent Pelosi from becoming Speaker."

I guess this self-sacrifice is understandable, at least from the point
of view of a party chairman. The GOP is a tight corner.
Incumbent Pelosi is vulnerable…but on the one issue that

Bush refuses to address intelligently
.

By default then, Bush is stuck with Pelosi as House Minority leader—and
that`s if he gets lucky in November.

Joe Guzzardi [
e-mail
him] is the Editor of VDARE.COM Letters to the Editor.
In addition, he is an English teacher at the Lodi Adult School and has
been writing
a weekly newspaper column since 1988. This column is exclusive
to
VDARE.COM.