Do the Democrats think that voters agree with them?
Stephen Moore sent this out as part of his posting on OpinionJournal.com:
Rep. PELOSI: Oh, well...I'm not -- you won't find me friendly to that.
KUDLOW: All right. You are against the windfall profits tax?
Rep. PELOSI: Yes, I am.
KUDLOW: Oh, OK. I'm not sure a lot of people know that. Thank you for that....
Rep. PELOSI: Oh, not the tax. I'm against the windfall profit.
KUDLOW: You're opposed to the so-called windfall profits on oil.
Rep. PELOSI: Opposed to the windfall profits.
KUDLOW: So you would favor a tax?
Rep. PELOSI: Yes, I would favor something that was shaped in a way that did what it needed to do. And that is, we've got to -- we have to have energy independence in our country. We don't have to have excessive profits for the oil industry.
Now compare that with another statement by her that I found here:
November 10, 2005 Thursday
TYPE: NEWS CONFERENCE
LENGTH: 2566 words
HEADLINE: U.S. REPRESENTATIVE NANCY PELOSI (D-CA) HOLDS WEEKLY NEWS CONFERENCE
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE NANCY PELOSI (D-CA), HOUSE MINORITY LEADER
. . .
QUESTION: Do you have any comment on a bill just introduced by Representatives Markey and Emanuel introducing a windfall profits tax on oil companies and funneling that revenue into LIHEAP?
PELOSI: I fully support a windfall profits tax, I am speaking for myself personally, but I know I represent the feeling of many in our Caucus. The windfall tax is in place when a price of oil gets into a certain place, the profits beyond that are called the windfall profits, and they should be taxed.