Nancy Pelosi, The New Bill Clinton
Republicans are really in need of a new bogeyman. Though Bill Clinton has filled that role admirably since he left office, the electorate no longer listens to GOP protestations that everything from global warming to Paris Hilton's CD is Bubba's fault. But if the Democrats actually manage to secure the House in November, the GOP will come down on the new Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D CA), like an avenging angel, and that's why Bush continues to smile. He knows that Pelosi won't move to impeach him. She promised that back in May. The GOP knows that they can immediately blame Democrats for congressional inaction because Pelosi is the perfect target: She's a woman (and therefore an acceptable Hillary substitute); she's a liberal; and she represents the district that Republicans love to hate, the City of San Francisco.
Bush doesn't need a plan or even a pl--. He'll have Pelosi and will try to coast till 2008.
The destruction of America started quietly but it will end in either bloodshed or without a whimper and I don't know which, both suck.
Debra, indeed. I saw that he'd signed the "Constitution Buster". We'll soon see how he intends to use it. Uggghhh!
My friend Leandra sent this blog entry to both the DNC and to the local moderate political talk-radio station.
She was actually called by a producer and interviewed on the air about it.
Having read Nancy Pelosi's "My first 100 hours" goals, I'm almost tempted to think she read it!
Sewmouse, I read the article but am not sure that I agree. The enumeration of the partisan attacks is interesting, but I don't like the legislative priorities. More on that tonight.
SA, I didn't suggest a "moderate". I'd actually like a real "fire-in-the-belly" progressive dust-bowl style, but the important thing is to get someone from say...Oklahoma or maybe Kansas. The Dems have a chance at a viable "Western strategy" if they can demonstrate an affinity with western notions of independence. I just don't think that Pelosi can do that. Kind of academic though, in the end. She's gonna be the Speaker, and that's all there is to it.
The once was a leader, not fancy,
And everyone knew her as Nancy
She turned up the whine
But alas, had no spine...
Is this one worth finishing? Heh...
I think Barack Obama would make a good, positive, inclusive Senate majority leader. His message tends to be a thoughtful one, one of tolerance, and of acceptance of all comers. The Democrats need someone who is not aggressively anti-right, but someone who can lead by example, and show all of America that "values" are not the sole property of crazy fundamentalist right-wingers. Obama would do this, possibly well enough that he could be elected president in 2008.
Then I think they ought to pick a Southern moderate Dem to lead the House, and let that person use his or her influence among other moderates and among Southerners. Let the Democratic House leader speak... with a Southern accent!! That would confuse a lot of Republicans, but hey, it would also prove to them there are Dems in the South too, not just in the Northeast and on the Left Coast.
I like having Dean as the head of the party, until he speaks without thinking first.
Snave, like the limerick, but I think that you should change the first line:
There once was a leader named Nancy
Who came on a little too antsy.
She turned up the whine
But...alas, had no spine
For policies most thought too fancy.
Sumo, wouldn't that be something...
Reporter - Madam Speaker, will you impeach the President?
Speaker Pelosi - What? I can't hear you.