His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting Congressman Tom Lantos as Congressman John Boehner and President Bush watches during the Gold Medal ceremony on October 17, 2007

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. Continue reading “The American Mid-term Elections and Tibet”