Monday, November 15, 2010
As surely as birds fly south for the winter and the swallows return to Capistrano, so too are the loons and lame ducks returning to Washington DC.
And in a desperate bid to continue wearing the feathered crown of her Democratic flock, Nancy Pelosi has officially announced that "we didn't lose the election because of me!"
Speaking to the ever-impartial NPR, the soon-to-be-former Speaker said the loss wasn't due to her arrogant pronouncement that "we have to pass the healthcare bill so you can see what's in it." It wasn't her pretentious tendency to use expensive, military aircraft as her personal shuttle service. And it wasn't her preposterous call for an anti-constitutional congressional investigation into the Tea Party movement, whom she likened to Nazis.
No, the real reason for the huge electoral defeat was...was..."$100 million of outside, unidentified funding" for opposing campaign ads!
Despite (or perhaps because of) this ludicrous claim, Nancy is struggling to retain the leadership of House Democrats, and a growing and vocal number of Dems are asking her to step down and walk away before she can do more damage to the party.
Because even lame ducks need a leg to stand on.