“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
— Nancy Pelosi, speaking earlier today at the 2010 Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties.
Because, really, bothering to read a bill, and allowing the general public to see what’s in it before it passes, is soooo 2008.
Update: As Allahpundit puts it, “What she’s arguing here, put simply, is that the left has a mandate because you’re too goshdamned stupid to understand what’s going on. Well done, Madam Speaker. You’re parody-proof.”
Related: “Nancy Pelosi’s grip on House slips,” the Politico claims.
Update: Video added above.