Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Nancy Pelosi, messiah

What can one say about the image of Speaker Nancy that emerges from this Politico interview?
Save someone who now possesses an unbelievably inflated view of herself, one who doesn't understand ordinary consumers and their energy needs, this nation's energy needs as a whole; one who is ignorant of the safety with which offshore drilling can be conducted these days (this is no longer 1969 in Santa Barbera, Madam Speaker)...

Sigh. Read this quote for yourself:

"With fewer than 20 legislative days before the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, the entire appropriations process has largely ground to a halt because of the ham-handed fighting that followed Republican attempts to lift the moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration. And after promising fairness and open debate, Pelosi has resorted to hard-nosed parliamentary devices that effectively bar any chance for Republicans to offer policy alternatives. “I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.”

"Failed"? How can we know it's failed when you won't even allow it to come up for a vote?
"Save the planet"? You can't even save Congress, in which your party is a majority, from one of the lowest approval ratings ever recorded for that legislative body. You're going to get mocked, "Ms" Pelosi, and you deserve every bit of it that you're going to get.