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Hope and Change: Pelosi Thanks Bush for Helping Bring Down Bin Laden

12:10 PM, May 4, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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The Hill:

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said she called former President George W. Bush on Tuesday to congratulate him on the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.

Following a classified briefing on the operation to take down bin Laden, Pelosi told reporters that she called the former president earlier in the day to "congratulate him and thank him for the leadership role he had played in this quest over the years."

Yes, I'm sure you sense a flashback coming. Here's Pelosi in 2008:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Bush "a total failure" on Thursday, among the California Democrat's harshest assessments to date of the president.

"God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States -- a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject," Pelosi told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an exclusive interview.

After last Novmeber, perhaps Pelosi has some new perspective on what it means to be a "total failure."

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