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Pelosi Shoots Down Jackson Resolution

7/9/2009 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee promised fans she'd get a resolution passed in Congress honoring Michael Jackson -- but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi just 86'd the proposal.

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In a news conference moments ago on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said that while Jackson was "a great performer," a resolution "will open up two contrary views that are not necessary at this time to be expressed."

Somewhere Rep. Pete King is doing a righteous fist pump.

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MisterEd    

WHat an @$$. Its rediculous. Micheal Jackson has done more for this country then her!

1839 days ago
32.

Jasmin    

For a change, I think she's right!

1839 days ago
33.

Wow    

Washington has a few more pressing matters to attend to - like THE ECONOMY. Loved Jackson, sad he's gone, but REALLY.

1839 days ago
34.

SB    

It is so sad to see that the Congress has lots of IDIOTS. Jackson was and will always be a Worldwide "ICON' that America does not appreciate. As of his personal life "''' IT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS''', that is why it is called PERSONAL.

1839 days ago
35.

El Conde    

There's hope for Nancy yet!

1839 days ago
36.

Casey    

Yes Brooklynlady lots of priests are child rapists as well. Thanks for bringing that up. I hope the rot in hell right beside Michael jackson.

1839 days ago
37.

why?    

Let's pass a resolution to honor every serviceman who has ever died fighting for our country. Let's get real about the meaning of hero, MJ does not fit the bill. It's ridiculous that the government is even considering such insanity.. MJ was a self obsessed, dysfunctional freak! For his children s sake it's a good thing he is gone. I understand MJ was a phenomenal talent. Beyond that his relevancy has been way overstated. Al Sharpton remarks were way over the top and a slap in the face to all the major African American talents in history. He proved once a clown always a clown. Personally I think the world became a better place the minute Jackson left it.

1839 days ago
38.

anita    

she needs to back off... she should look back at what he has done for the kids in other countries and the stuff he did for kids with cancer and aids she needs to be alittle nicer.

1839 days ago
39.

lg    

She is probably jealous that she is not that popular with the people. Again, he broke the Guiness World record for being the biggest humanitarian..... He deserves it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So there Pelosi... swallow THAT!!!

1839 days ago
40.

Rachel    

I LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON AND I THINK HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMERS AND SWEETEST PERSON TO LIVE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD, but i have to agree this is not a time for this.

However why is Angelina Jolie named by the UN as embassador and yet Michael never got recognition for all he did, after all he was even named in the guiness book as the artist to give most to charity and even opened and set up a few foundations in benefit of children. This world is so strange... what a shame.

1839 days ago
41.

crystal    

Nancy Pelosi is one sexy ass woman ! Love her arched eyebrows, and sexy lips. When she flips her hair around, I go nuts!

Kisses Nancy you pretty young thang

1839 days ago
42.

eattrn    

Is it just me or does she appear to be melting?

1839 days ago
43.

enuf    

I wouldn't go that far, El Conde but she got this one right. Enough already about Michael Jackson!

1839 days ago
44.

DSC    

First time EVER..I agree with Nancy.

Think about it folks. Did Elvis get a resolution? He was a "king", too! There are just too many doubts, too many flaws, too many questions. I loved Michael Jackson from the Jackson Five through the late 80's, early 90's. But that Michael died 15 years or so ago and I mourned him then. I don't know who THIS Michael Jackson was.

1839 days ago
45.

K    

Finally, Pelosi has said something I agree with. No matter if MJ was a perv or not, these issues have no place in Congress. There's bigger issues than this, and idiots who love MJ and diss Pelosi for this decision are blind... the real world doesn't care about celebrities. Get a clue.

1839 days ago
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