The news yesterday included images of the Dalai Lama blessing Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at his temple in Dharmsala, India. Pelosi gave a rather rambling statement but denied to criticize China because the Dalai Lama had removed her negativity. My only thought however is why the public continues to pay for these congressional junkets where members go to exotic locations on the public dime. The trip was attended by both Republican and Democratic members.
After her blessing, Pelosi said “What we see here today in support of the Tibetan people, we have said, what we say here, we have said to the top leadership in … the Chinese government.” Pelosi however declined to discuss the “brutal tactics of the Chinese government,” because “His Holiness prayed for me that I would rid myself of my negative attitude about dwelling on the negative too much.”
That will not however stop her and her colleagues from being jetted around on their “fact-finding” mission to Asia . . . known to most citizens as a paid vacation.