'This Week' Transcript: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Oct. 9, 2011 — -- (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
AMANPOUR (voice-over): This week, inside the uprising. As the Wall Street protests spread...
(UNKNOWN): It's my money, and I want it now.
AMANPOUR: ... Washington finally takes note.
CANTOR: I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs.
CARNEY: One man's mob is another man's democracy.
AMANPOUR: Is this the left's answer to the Tea Party? We get answers from a leading voice in the movement when he joins our powerhouse roundtable, George Will, Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, and Peggy Noonan.
PELOSI: People are angry.
AMANPOUR: Our headliner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, on President Obama, the Wall Street uprising, and broken government.
And for Republicans, the time for wishful thinking is over. With Palin and Christie out, the presidential field is set. As the candidates head into a crucial week, Mississippi Governor and former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour joins the roundtable to debate campaign politics.
Then, 10 years of war in Afghanistan. We're on the front line with a band of brothers fighting to make a difference.
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ANNOUNCER: Live from the Newseum in Washington, "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour starts right now.
AMANPOUR: Good morning, and welcome to the program. We have lots to get to this morning, but first, some news since your morning papers.
Occupy Wall Street leaders are preparing for another mass rally in lower Manhattan today. They're demonstrating against corporate greed, social inequality, and joblessness.
Yesterday, more than 1,000 people marched on Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.
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(UNKNOWN): Banks got bailed out.
(UNKNOWN): We got sold out.
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AMANPOUR: Here in Washington, police used pepper spray on a group of protesters trying to enter the National Air and Space Museum, forcing the building to close two hours early. So what's next for the movement? ABC's Cecilia Vega joins me from lower Manhattan.
Cecilia, what's happening there right now?
VEGA: Good morning to you, Christiane. Well, this is the park where it all started just about one month ago. And let me show you what's happening out here right now. There are still hundreds of campers out here in this park in Manhattan's financial district just waking up this morning. There are dozens of uniformed police officers surrounding the park, just monitoring the situation right now. Largely, it remains very peaceful and, at this hour, very quiet.
This is a very self-sufficient group out here. They've got donations pouring in from all over the country to keep them supplied with food. They've got generators for power. They even have their own newspaper, called the Occupy Wall Street Journal.
For now, we know they plan to hold, as you said, more demonstrations today, but so far, Christiane, there appears to be no end in sight.
AMANPOUR: Cecilia, thank you. And more on that later in the program.
But in London, Paul McCartney ties the knot today with his American fiancee, Nancy Shevell. This is Sir Paul's third trip down the aisle. His first wife, Linda, died of breast cancer in 1998, and his second marriage to model Heather Mills ended in divorce in 2008.
In Washington this week, one of Rick Perry's supporters sparked a firestorm when called Mitt Romney's Mormon faith a "cult." The incident capped several days of intense jockeying amongst the Republican candidates.
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