Nancy Pelosi Was a Brief Speaker at Diane von Furstenberg's House reports that Nancy Pelosi attended a $15,000 a head fundrasier, Thursday evening in NYC, hosted by Diane von Furstenberg. Pelosi broke away from her Washington DC focus of passing climate bill, which passed Friday in the House of Representatives 219-212.

Pelosi cancelled a joint news conference with herself and Al Gore, deciding wisely not to create any opportunity for upsetting the very fragile lobbying for votes apple cart at the 11th hour. Gore is known for being impassioned and effective on the environment, but also confrontational.

“We passed transformational legislation which takes us into the future,” Pelosi said at a press conference following the vote, after she and other leaders took congratulatory phone calls from Obama, former Vice President Al Gore and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

While in NYC, Pelosi didn’t have time to visit the most inspiring of our new environmental initiative, the reclaimed High Line, visible from Diane von Furstenberg’s studio. Von Furstenberg and husband Barry Diller are key players in the High Line project.

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