Today at Netroots Nation, Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to a large, supportive audience. She spoke about many important issues, and in general I enjoyed it.
But I didn't enjoy her answer to the first question, sent in by Netroots Nation participants, which was about ENDA.
And GetEqual was there, sitting right up front, at one of the dozens of tables set up in the enormous Pavilion Room.
They didn't like it much either.
I was astounded to hear her say that ENDA was her first priority, but that "there was a lot of support for ENDA."
To me, that meant that someone must have told her there was more support for DADT repeal than for ENDA passage, and that she ought to switch her priorities.
Let's see, who could have told her that?
Hmm, I have a pretty good suspicion.
And Netroots Nation moved the GetEqual people away from that front table perch as soon as the lights went down.
But GetEqual's Robin McGehee was undeterred. As the Speaker was giving her mealy-mouthed answer, McGehee shouted "Move on ENDA now!"
To which the Speaker replied "you're right to be impatient."
Later, talking about another bill, she also referenced ENDA: "I want to do it, you convinced me, now build the mass to make me do it."