Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The House Speaker's Mind Is Gone

"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."


-- David Rogers, profiling Nancy Pelosi, for Politico.com