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Nancy Pelosi and husband involved in some fishy business

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s home district includes San Francisco. Star-Kist Tuna’s headquarters is in San Francisco.

Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi. Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa, employing 75 percent of the Samoan work force.

Paul Pelosi, Nancy’s husband, reportedly owns $17 million of Star-Kist stock.

In January 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Nancy Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Star-Kist production less costly than their competitors’.

Now, when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added pork to the final bill, adding $33 million for an “Economic Development Credit” in American Samoa.

Pelosi had the gall to call the Bush Administration “corrupt.” What in the world would you call the above? This was supposedly validated by “Snopes.”

My question: Why isn’t our media keeping us informed of things of this nature?

Shouldn’t our voters be aware of items like this prior to voting? The contents of this was received from a friend via e-mail.

Edward (Ed) Bourne

Nevada City


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