Archive for October 29th, 2010
On November 2, 2010 Americans will be participating in mid-term elections that is widely seen to be a game changer in American politics. Experts are predicting that the current Democratic-majority House of Representatives will change to a Republican-majority one. This will mean that Speaker Nancy Pelosi will give way to a Republican Speaker, with Representative John Boehner widely believed to be that individual.
Speaker Pelosi has had a long interest in Tibet and the Tibetan issue. A fellow Tibetan American asked me yesterday whether we had any idea of Congressman Boehner’s views on Tibet. A pointer may be his remarks at the ceremony in the Capitol on October 17, 2007 to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Read the rest of this entry »