Sunday, January 07, 2007

The "Steel Speaker" lays it out

Nancy Pelosi took a look at the boxing gloves and decided not to use them. She's going to deal with Bush bare-knuckled. From Think Progress:
If the president chooses to escalate the war, in his budget request we want to see a distinction between what is there to support the troops who are there now. The American people and the Congress support those troops. We will not abandon them.
But if the president wants to add to this mission, he is going to have to justify it. And this is new for him because up until now the Republican Congress has given him a blank check with no oversight, no standards, no conditions. And we’ve gone into this situation, which is a war without end, which the American people have rejected.
I expect that the US Congress will want something on the order of more than 25 words in the form of justification. Let's see if he has the real historical knowledge of his political hero to understand that in order to persuade others he's going to actually have to do some work. I am developing a suspicion that Bush's continuous escapes to his beloved ranch in Crawford, Texas may be few and far between for the next two years.

I also expect that crap like this will give way to paying more attention to what Nancy Pelosi says as opposed to how she dresses. When she's proving to the moron that this is more than just a piece of paper, who cares about the colour of her suit?

Update: Scott shares the same view and predicts Bush's reaction.

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