Monday, June 27, 2011
Following the collapse of Joe Biden's debt-ceiling negotiations, and the collapse of the budget-balancing "Gang of Six," and the collapse of Obama's "Deficit Reduction Commission," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is demanding a place at the table in the critical Boehner-Obama debt ceiling negotiations and threatens that unless she is allowed to participate, she will cage the Cowardly Lion, disassemble the Tin Woodsman, set fire to the Scarecrow, and kill Dorothy.
And her little dog, too!
Pelosi, who made a point of keeping Republicans miles away from any negotiations relating to Obamacare while House Majority Leader, suddenly seems to feel that bipartisanship is more appealing than it used to be. And she is resentful that she wasn't allowed to participate in April's emergency negotiations to keep the government funded...which was caused by Pelosi's failure to pass, or even propose, an operating budget while she was in charge.
If allowed to participate, perhaps Ms. Pelosi will again share her insights on her 2007 "Pay As You Go" initiative, which she swore all Democrats under her leadership would follow "so that our children and grandchildren are not saddled with mountains of debt."
After which, of course, she went on the greatest deficit spending spree in history.
So frankly, we don't know why Nancy Pelosi needs to be at the debt talks when she is already so well-represented by the debt itself.