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vanity | 11/9/02 | myself

Posted on 11/09/2002 10:04:31 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband

Who is Paul Pelosi? I've been trying to research this family the only thing I get about PP is a vague/shadowy "businessman", or "wealthy businessman".

I keep googling this "Paul Pelosi" and I think he is a business lawyer who was born in San Francisco, but let's get the DIRT on this family NOW!!!!!!

Senator Pardek found out that her family has mafia ties. Let's have MORE research going on here!!!

DIRT, let's dig it UP FReeper Researchers!

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1 posted on 11/09/2002 10:04:31 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Maybe we should wait until AFTER she takes control of the house. We wouldn't want them to change their minds about selecting her... ;-)
2 posted on 11/09/2002 10:10:51 PM PST by Route66
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
17 (tie). Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) - $13 million Pelosi's fortune comes mostly from real estate and business investments. Her husband, Paul Pelosi, has wide real estate, stock, and bond holdings, including San Francisco condos, a Napa Valley vineyard, a hotel resort in Rutherford, Calif., and at least a $1 million investment in a San Francisco limousine business.

Pelosi's 1996 stock purchases included Compurad Inc., Fritz Companies Inc., Fusion Medical Tech Inc., Hambrecht and Quist Group, Getty Communications, Odwalla Inc., and Vanguard Airlines Inc. Her spouse cashed in more than $50 million worth of common stock in Container Programs Inc., an equipment leasing company. Her husband owns a cable TV services operating company, a restaurant operating company, and much, much more. She reports joint holdings of at least $10.6 million.

3 posted on 11/09/2002 10:11:03 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Route66
"takes control of the house"

That's 'takes control of the house minority'.
BAD mistake...sorry.
4 posted on 11/09/2002 10:13:07 PM PST by Route66
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
We don't want dirt! We WANT her as Minority Leader! She can singlehandedly give us the 2004 elections if we just sit back and let her do her magic!
5 posted on 11/09/2002 10:15:55 PM PST by Timesink
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
I've been trying to research this family the only thing I get about PP is a vague/shadowy "businessman", or "wealthy businessman".

You forgot, "eunuch."

6 posted on 11/09/2002 10:16:29 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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Nancy Pelosi was Nancy D'Alesandro from Baltimore Maryland. Both her father and brother were mayors of Baltimore. Her Father Thomas Jr. was mayor from 1947 - 59 and was a congressman before that from 1939 - 47. Her brother was mayor from 1967 - 71.

Nothing juicy but hope it helps.

7 posted on 11/09/2002 10:17:26 PM PST by gunnut
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To: Nachum
Very curious to see what limosine business he owns, and with all their real estate holdings, if they are in fact slumlords, or if they aren't, how much their apartments are going for now, whether it's for non-section 8 types and wealthy types.

8 posted on 11/09/2002 10:18:39 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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From Roll Call's list of the 50 wealthiest members of Congress, published September, 2002

17. (tie) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), $16 million

Judging by her personal financial statement, the new Minority Whip has as much a command over her personal finances as she does her colleagues.

Pelosi owes much of her wealth to the success and savvy investments of her businessman husband, Paul, who has diverse holdings in everything from resort hotels to wine estates and the limousine business.

This year the couple's assets jumped from around $14 million to $16 million, with the largest asset being their St. Helena vineyard and residences valued at between $5 million and $25 million.

Other sizable assets include their personal residence on K Street in Washington valued at between $1 million to $5 million, several million dollars' worth of commercial property in San Francisco, and her husband's real estate partnership, worth between $1 million and $5 million. The couple also have dozens of other stock and real estate investments, most of them in Paul Pelosi's name.

The couple also purchased a new town home last December in Norden, Calif., worth between $1 million and $5 million.
9 posted on 11/09/2002 10:19:50 PM PST by Fixit
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To: Timesink
Well of course, I'm routing for her to be minority leader :)
10 posted on 11/09/2002 10:19:55 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband

From June 15, 2002 Washington Post


The recent ascension of House Minority Whip Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has dramatically boosted the House leadership's overall wealth. She reported assets of at least $ 23.2 million.

Much of Pelosi's wealth stems from her husband, Paul, an investment banker. Pelosi, known for showering her aides and colleagues with gourmet meals, frequently quips at the outset, "Thank God for Paul Pelosi!"

Pelosi's assets include not only her D.C. waterfront apartment, worth at least $ 1 million, but also a $ 1 million to $ 5 million investment in the Napa Valley resort Auberge du Soleil; money in a golf resort; stock in and; and homes and investments in two Napa vineyards worth at least $ 6 million.
11 posted on 11/09/2002 10:23:01 PM PST by Fixit
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
I watched a movie made by Andrea Pelosi she was part of Bushs' Press Corp on his campaign trail. She mentioned her mom holding office and that she herself was a liberal. Actually it was a good look at GW from start to finish on the campaign trail. Had mostly behind the scenes home video shots of the press traveling with Bush. She hung out with a press person from FOX. She was representing NBC. Allot of Bush being himself (like a family home video). I will do a Google on her and see what I come up with.
12 posted on 11/09/2002 10:24:29 PM PST by oceanperch
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Paul Pelosi, President, Financial Leasing Services, Inc.
13 posted on 11/09/2002 10:27:14 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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From The San Francisco Chronicle -- APRIL 11, 2002


PELOSI'S BIG DEAL: Alexandra Pelosi, a former NBC news producer and daughter of Rep. Nancy and Paul Pelosi, has sold "Journeys With George," her documentary about the campaign of George W. Bush, to HBO. Despite the Pelosi family's Democratic links, the filmmaker is said to have forged a jolly teasing relationship with her subject.

The network has announced probable plans to broadcast the movie in November. The Washington Post reported that the deal was in the "solid six figures." "I'm just happy I got a sucker on the line," the filmmaker told that newspaper.
14 posted on 11/09/2002 10:28:17 PM PST by Fixit
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
I think this is a very big waste of time. If Pelosi wins the minority spot, she will be a very big boost to the repubs.

Why?? Because she is everything the election was about.

She is a hardline, California Democrat Socialist Party member. She will represent everything people just voted out of office.

She will do nothing but drag the dems into a bigger sink hole. Wait until the dems get a load of her stand against the war in Iraq, plus the fact she will want to repeal the tax cuts, and she will try to initiate every filthy homosexual kind of legislation you can imagine.

Leave her alone - she is a mess looking for a place to land - and the dems are welcome to her.

I figure after 2 years of this garbage, it could net the repubs 5-10 more seats in the House and maybe a seat or two in the Senate (Boxer in 04 and Feinstein in 06).

Besides all that - it could just motivate the repubs in CA to get off their duffs and get this trash out of CA.
15 posted on 11/09/2002 10:28:44 PM PST by CyberAnt
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
The $16-million dollar baby in the Dem's five-and-ten cents store, tra la.

"The Party of the little people", yeah!


16 posted on 11/09/2002 10:29:19 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Leave her alone! I even emailed her telling her I hope she puts the "progressive" agenda to the forefront.
17 posted on 11/09/2002 10:33:27 PM PST by chnsmok
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Live and uncut, the Bush campaign By ANTHONY VIOLANTI 5/3/2002

Andrea Pelosi has created a kind of homemade, guerrilla journalism, perfectly suited for the digital age. Pelosi, 31, recently released a video documentary that offers a revealing look at George W. Bush's campaign for the White House, titled "Journeys With George."

She calls it a combination home movie and Rorschach test. It's really an antidote to the usual television coverage of pre-packaged candidates and staged events.

All Pelosi had was a Sony mini-digital camcorder, a Mac computer and access to the candidate.

Like Theodore White, who changed the nature of print coverage of presidential campaigns with his behind-the-scenes book, "The Making of the President, 1960," Pelosi has changed the traditional notion of video reporting.

"I didn't set out to do a "Making of the President, 2000,'" Pelosi said this week in a telephone interview from San Francisco, where her documentary was shown at a film festival. "I was on a campaign and I wanted to show people what Bush was like. I think it shows him as a real person."

Bush, in fact, comes across as part aging frat boy, part regular, friendly guy.Pelosi films Bush eating Cheetos, munching bologna sandwiches, bowling, cracking jokes, schmoozing reporters and hustling from one campaign stop to another.

"Stop filming me, you're like a head cold," Bush jokingly tells Pelosi at one point. "I started out as a cowboy, I'm now a statesman," he says.

One time Pelosi jokes with Bush by asking him: "If you were a tree, what tree would you be?" He replies: "I'm not a tree, I'm a bush."Pelosi shoots Bush making faces at the camera, rolling oranges down an airplane aisle, drinking non-alcoholic beer and waltzing around wearing sunglasses and cowboy boots.Remember, this was 1999, a year before the general election. Pelosi, the daughter of House Democratic Whip Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was a producer at NBC News who eventually quit her day job to work on the film.The 77-minute documentary has been shown at film festivals around the country to rave reviews. HBO recently purchased the rights to broadcast it later this year.

Some White House sources have publicly complained that the film violates campaign coverage ground rules because Bush's "back-of-the-plane comments and antics" were off the record.

"I had a camera rolling in Bush's face for a year and a half," Pelosi said. "It's hard for them to say now that they didn't know it was going to be shown to the public."

Pelosi's film "is that rare breed of documentary that could forever alter public perception of its high-profile subject," Joe Leydon wrote in Variety.

Pelosi and Bush are "kindred spirits of sorts," wrote Anthony York on the Salon Web site. "You get the sense from the film that (irreverent) Pelosi is the person Bush would be if he were allowed to come a little unhinged publicly."

Reporters are also caught off-guard on film, as on one snowy day in Iowa when a crowd of shivering journalists wait for Bush. "The only reason we are out here is in case Bush comes out and slips on the ice and falls down," says one wag, adding, "we're vicious predators."

Audience reaction to the Bush they see in the documentary has been divided, said Pelosi, who now runs her own production company in New York City.

"Most of my friends don't like Bush," she said. "When they see the film, about half of them think he's goofy, but the other half really like him as a human being."

The film is the journalistic highlight of Pelosi's career.

"I worked as a television news producer for eight years, and this is the first act of journalism I ever committed," she said.

"Most of the stuff in the film is the kind of stuff that never made the nightly news. With this project, I got to sit in my living room every night and tell a story without 20 other people at NBC putting their hands on it.

Pelosi's biggest break may have been the controversial vote in Florida, which gave the election to Bush.

"He's president of the United States, so everybody wants to see this film," Pelosi said. "But even if he had lost, it would have been worth it for me. I wanted to show how the media works, how campaigns are run and how we elect our presidents."

18 posted on 11/09/2002 10:34:34 PM PST by oceanperch
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
I believe the Pelosi's own a limo service with operations in a number of cities including DC. Handy if you need to discreetly move a girl friend (or boyfriend in San Fran) to or from the politicians secret hideaway.
19 posted on 11/09/2002 10:37:29 PM PST by SF Geo
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Pelosi has already rescued the Presidio from the budget ax once, in part as an homage to her mentor, the late Phil Burton. Burton, whose likeness stands in a rumpled bronze suit at Fort Mason, left the park in his congressional will, a 1972 bill establishing the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Presidio was slipped in like a cod­icil, barely noticed: The post, if ever aban­doned by the Army, was to become a park, the crown jewel in his legacy of Bay Area parklands.

As Burton had hoped, the base was marked for closure at the end of the Cold War in 1989, and the Sixth Army formally left in 1994. The closure unleashed the city's energy. The Sierra Club's Michael Alexander organized a walking tour for 35 people; ten times that many showed up. San Francisco, as it does, held meetings. The famous, devoted, and accomplished, like director Francis Ford Coppola, the late Transamerica CEO James Harvey, and architect Maya Lin, worked on a plan. Studies were conducted, models studied, butcher paper filled and distilled and emailed to graphic designers. The Presidio was assigned a grand new vision that, if somewhat cloudy in detail, still reached for the sky: "to become a global center for exchanging ideas on critical societal challenges and environmental sustainability."

Idealism bubbled in San Francisco, but in Washington, trouble boiled. Newt Gingrich's revolution swept the elections of 1994, trumpeting the virtues of austerity and limited government. John Duncan Jr. of Tennessee stood in the House holding a sign with a picture of the Presidio's pet cemetery: "Is this your idea of a national park?" it asked. Duncan made hay of the kookier ideas that surfaced for the park, like bungee jumping off the Golden Gate and an extraterrestrial communications center at Crissy Field.

Pelosi employed the Presidio as its own spokesperson. She brought key representatives, including Duncan, to the park to show off its biological and historical riches. The land is home to several threatened and endangered species, including the only wild Raven's manzanita in the world, and rare eco-niches: porous serpentine rock areas and the remnants of dunes that once covered the Peninsula, surrounded by resilient plant survivors of the violent sea winds. The Presidio's forest of eucalyptus and Monterey cypress curves back against the Golden Gate, the buena vista mailed on postcards to families back home in Des Moines and Shanghai and a backdrop for countless newscasts and car ads. Thousands of locals and tourists hike or bike the park's many trails, play on its fields, comb its beaches.

The legislators were impressed by the land and by its military history, dating back to 1776, when Spanish captain Juan Bautista de Anza first scouted the land and successor José Moraga ordered the first dwellings built in what is now San Francisco. On this foggy, wind­swept tongue of land, where the mouth of the magnificent bay meets the sea, the Spanish army built a fort, El Presidio, to subjugate the native peoples and intimidate Russian or English challengers to the prize. Mexico, liberated from Spain in 1821, held the Presidio until Captain John C. Frémont's Bear Flaggers seized it for the United States in 1846.

However impressed Pelosi's colleagues were, the real problem was money. With its battalion of buildings, the Presidio would cost the National Park Service more to maintain than any other national park. "There were definitely people in Congress who wanted to sell this puppy," said Elizabeth Goldstein, the former regional director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation who's now a city parks executive. "That didn't rise to the level of an idea," Pelosi said.

The buildings would have to provide the solution. More than 400 were designated as historic--meaning they must be renovated according to strict standards. Many were in bad shape, and none were up to code. Despite its gorgeous setting, the post was more sprawl than park, and rotting underneath. The repair cost was a cool half billion. But if by leasing some buildings, enough revenues could be generated to fix even more, headway could be made with­out huge federal subsidies. The trick was in the execution: The more buildings that were fixed for the least amount of money, the more could be leased, and the more that were leased, the more could be fixed-and onward in a kind of virtuous circle of restoration. Eventually, the real estate revenues could fund nearly all the park's operations.

Pelosi believed the National Park Service had neither the entre preneurial culture nor the expertise to pull off the task. It could do wonders with the shoreline areas, including Crissy Field and Baker Beach, but for the buildings a new agency was needed. She called the Trust "a very sophisticated financial tool, a creative and imaginative solution" that would save the park without burdening taxpayers. Even people now critical of the Trust supported the bill. Urban Habitat's Carl Anthony said, "The National Park Service didn't have the competence to pull it off. And the Bay Guardian and other critics of the Trust idea didn't have any real program for the situation in Congress."

President Bill Clinton appointed the board, and it began looking for an executive director. Each of its members had slogged through late-night city-planning meetings, where big ideas meet fear and loathing; they knew the dull, grinding cynicism that often haunts public development in San Francisco, the love of process in service of delay. The Presidio, with its deadline, couldn't wait. "For us to reach 2013, we need stuff up and running and generating revenue. We have five to seven years," said Trust board chair Rosenblatt. Meadows, fresh from the conversion of Denver's Lowry Air Force Base, was an "easy choice," according to former board member and urban planning expert Ed Blakely. Meadows was bright and tenacious. Board members would handle the politics; Meadows would charge ahead. The happy ending would have extraordinary energy and beauty: one part 21st-century eco-development, one part raw nature. In January 1998, Meadows thus succeeded two centuries of generals who had commanded the Presidio, and in many ways he embodied the uneasy tension that has always separated the bohemian city from the fort and its military culture. San Francisco has known, hated, and loved many flamboyant mayors, but with a few exceptions--like General Frederick Funston, who built tent cities for refugees of the 1906 earthquake and fire--most San Franciscans don't know the names of the Presidio's generals. Few know Meadows' name, either. Yet Meadows, like the generals, wields great power, and with an impunity the mayor can only dream about.

Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband is the President of Financial Leasing Services, Inc.

Hmmmm, a real estate deal, leasing, her husband, and Bill Clinton.....

20 posted on 11/09/2002 10:43:28 PM PST by Nachum
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