Boehner, Pelosi take part in Henry Clay tribute

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

Some of the nation's most well known politicians came to the Bluegrass Friday night. They all paid tribute to Henry Clay, as this year marks the 200th anniversary of him becoming speaker of the U.S. house.

Current House Speaker John Boehner, and former speaker Nancy Pelosi were among those in attendance for the event at Transylvania University.

"Henry Clay has been a role model for me," explains Boehner. "I can't tell you how pleased I am to be here."

Former speaker Nancy Pelosi shared her feelings as well. "It says statesman leader. Where is he looking? Is he looking at Kentucky? Are his eyes drawn there because, he certainly drew the eyes of America to Kentucky. The West, the beauty of the land and the spirit of the people."

Other leaders like Governor Beshear, former house speaker Dennis Hastert and Congressman Ben Chandler were also present at the ceremony.

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  • by Anonmous Location: Corbin on Jun 27, 2011 at 09:43 AM
    GOP=NO No jobs for the middleclass. No taxes for the greedy rich. No medicare. No social security.. All he preaches is hatred not what is good for our nation.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 07:04 AM
    Good point Jack, I can't think of any bill or compromise that Beohner has participated in or sponsored to promote jobs, all I have seen is his ability to say no with the others.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 06:42 AM
    Lets see now Banger has been the GOP house leader for since January and how many jobs has he created or should we say destroyed? If my memory serves me correct this is what the GOP ran on in 2010 was Jobs so what have they done????????????????????????????????
  • by Jack Location: Harlan poor house on Jun 27, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    While they was here, did they happen to mention anything about what they was doing to create jobs? Or was this just a vacation for them......


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