Democrats : Doing Big Thangs - Gangsta Thangs

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Isn't Nancy Pelosi's leadership astonishing? Can I say "Like a Pimp?" No? Well, she's definitely gangsta then! With Pelosi's fearless shoving, the Democrats are gaining impressive traction against so many outstanding issues. (Translation: Finally, the Dems seem awake.) As of yesterday, Speaker Pelosi's very frisky and newly demanding House is officially engaged in four or five crucial stare-downs with just about everyone in the Bush Administration.

~~ This New York Times piece, Flexing Muscles, talks about three hot subpoenas the Democrats served Republicans yesterday. Among the Big Pimpin' moves is the subpoena delivering more email trouble to Karl Rove, on an entirely different front.

Subpoenas aside, last night House Democrats passed a $124 billion war spending bill. It was attached, of course, to a timetable for pulling American troops out of Iraq. If the Senate also passes the bill, and they're to vote on it today, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats may have the honor of delivering the short-leashed bill to Mr. Bush on an embarrassing anniversary. This Washington Post story, House Passes Iraq Pullout Timetable, says it all...
The Senate is expected to follow the House's 218 to 208 vote with final passage today, completing work on the rarest of bills: legislation to try to end a major war as fighting still rages. Democrats hope to send the measure to the White House on Monday, almost exactly four years after President Bush declared an end to major combat in a speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. In addition to holding the Iraqis more accountable for stabilizing the chaos there, the bill contains guidelines for resting and training the troops.
U.S. troops will never be the same.  And for what?  What's been the benefit?
~~ Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has been ordered to testify about the prewar claim that Iraq purchased uranium from Niger for WMD. Which was a gross and deadly err, at best. (See last paragraph about impeachment articles...) In light of AG Alberto Gonzales' still-rising water, Dr. Rice (Wiki) may be forced to swim a different Chanel. I mean channel.

Secretary of State Condoleeza 'Condi' Rice dresses to impress in cat woman boots.Or who knows? Maybe she's a woman scorned by now -- one ready to get that dirt off her shoulder pads. Last year's scandalous Vanity Fair article said that Vice President Cheney had been dismissive of her as head of the NSA. Maybe the good doctor's ready to again teach a lesson.

In any case, here's a snippet of Reuters report on the confrontation -- I mean chat -- the Democratic-led panel wants to have with Condoleeza Rice:

On a party-line vote of 21-10, the House of Representatives' Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a subpoena for Rice, which was quickly issued.

"There was one person in the White House who had primary responsibility to get the intelligence about Iraq right -- and that was Secretary Rice who was then President George W. Bush's national security adviser," said committee Chairman Henry Waxman, a California Democrat.

"The American public was misled about the threat posed by Iraq, and this committee is going to do its part to find out why," Waxman said.

~~ Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) continues the push to oust Vice President Cheney, filing three articles of impeachment on Wednesday.

Rep. Kucinich's articles against Mr. Cheney charge that he knowingly provided false information about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. And that Cheney pressured the intelligence community to change its findings to support the war.

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Anonymous said...

Pelosi is more mouth than I believe she can actually deliver. All of this commotion won't touch anybody at the top when it is all over with.


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