Dems' Advice on Reading: 'Blah Blah Blah'

Errant email from Pelosi's office offers talking points
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2008 5:24 PM CST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks with children at Delisle Elementary School in Pass Christian, Miss., Monday, Aug. 13, 2007. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Your Democratic congressional representative may do well to avoid the advice from Nancy Pelosi's office regarding “Read Across America” day next Monday, writes Washington Post blogger Mary Ann Akers. An email on how to deal with the big day urges Dems to stress the damage done to education programs by Bush—then offers these words on the importance of reading: "blah, blah, blah, blah."

A Pelosi spokesman played it cool when the Post brought the somewhat juvenile advice to his attention: “In honor of Read Across America, it was a test to see if anyone actually read the entire email," he said. "I'm pleased to report that many people did."