Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Speaker Moonwalks

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has found herself embroiled in a situation that will possibly be her undoing. Frantically trying to reverse her statements of just a few days ago, she has once again trained her guns on the Bush administration in an attempt to deflect the attacks coming at her from all directions. But this predicament is proving to be akin to Chinese handcuffs; the harder she struggles and pulls, the more tightly ensnared she becomes.

On Thursday she issue a statement and then fielded questions from reporters, who were not inclined to take on the usually expected sycophantic tone. At that press conference, she twisted and squirmed terribly, setting off the events now unfolding. Since then, perceived allies have abandoned her - understandably so - and enemies have smelled blood in the water.

She accused the CIA - now headed by former Clinton loyalist Leon Panetta - of lying about her briefings on the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" (EIT's). Perhaps expecting backing from a fellow democrat, Pelosi could not have been more wrong. Panetta shot back immediately: “Let me be clear: It is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress. That is against our laws and our values,” Panetta wrote.

Feverishly attempting to backpedal in the absence of support from the left, Pelosi has "clarified" the remarks that everyone heard clearly in the first place. She now says:

“My criticism of the manner in which the Bush administration did not appropriately inform Congress is separate from my respect for those in the intelligence community who work to keep our country safe.”
It is becoming increasingly evident - even to the few supporters that she has left - that the Speaker is incapable of honesty.

In her capacity as Speaker of the House, and the terrifyingly close proximity of that station to the Oval Office, there should be little resistance to her removal, even by democrats. It is simply impossible to expect that a person of her limited character would voluntarily step down. And it should not be expected of the American people to endure the torture of her tenure any longer.

Nancy Pelosi must go.

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1 comment:

Igor said...

Old Russian saying...You can tell same lie 1000 times(Ms Pelosi) but not change truth!

Difference between USSR Communist media and USA "mainstream media"

In Russia government make media say what they want - even if lie.
In USA "mainstream media" try make government what they want - even if lie..
.....eventually they become same thing?!

I Igor produce Obama Birth Certificate at www.igormaro.org