Democrats, GOP both want Pelosi out of DC.
The former is claiming that having a Speaker with a 39% approval rating will only help the Democrats in swing districts: The vice chairman of the House Democrats’ campaign arm says Speaker Nancy Pelosi could play a critical role in the 2010 elections, and not the one that Republicans have in mind. GOP strategists have been signaling that they intend to make the San Francisco | Read More »
NRCC targets Democrats using Speaker Pelosi.
The NRCC will be launching a barrage of television, radio, phone, and physical advertisements today at specific Democratic-controlled House Districts. The theme of the message: Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s attacks on the CIA, the implications of those attacks, and the curious disinterest in selected House Democrats in facing up to those implications. The television ad for MD-01′s Frank Kratovil sums it up: If the CIA deceived | Read More »
Does Barack Obama Want Nancy Pelosi to Fail?
As the scandal over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and other top Congressional Democrats’ bald-faced lies to the American people about what and when they knew of enhanced interrogation techniques enters its second week, questions are beginning to be raised about the Obama Administration’s role in the release of information contradicting Pelosi’s account of briefings she received. Specifically, inquiring minds are wondering whether the White House | Read More »
‘Boehner to Pelosi: Put Up, or Shut Up.’
Whoops! I was channeling Maureen Dowd there, for a moment*. Anyway, the title is of course from Hot Air Headlines, and it refers to this story: GOP leader: Pelosi should show proof or apologize WASHINGTON (CNN) — A key Republican leader demanded Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi produce evidence to back up her assertion that she was misled by the CIA on the use | Read More »
You can almost *smell* the relief coming from this Salon Prevarigate piece…
…because now they have an acceptable devil figure to blame it all on. Via @vermontaigne (and Protein Wisdom): Cheney’s torture trap for Democrats [Note: Salon defines 'waterboarding' as 'torture' throughout this article. Please calibrate your semantic filters accordingly. - ML] You might have thought getting torture back in the news would be a bad move for any Republican; after all, it was the Bush administration | Read More »
Latest on Prevarigate*.
It’s like a demented tennis match: CIA director says Pelosi received the truth CIA Director Leon Panetta challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusations that the agency lied to her, writing a memo to his agents saying she received nothing but the truth. [snip] Panetta, President Obama’s pick to run the clandestine agency and President Clinton’s former chief of staff, wrote in a memo to CIA | Read More »