Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Can’t afford to go to the movies in these recessionary times? Don’t worry because 2009 promises to provide excellent political theater.
We will have a new, charismatic, idealistic Democratic president by the name of Barack Obama going head-to-head with a flailing, power-hungry, self-important House Speaker by the name of Nancy Pelosi.
According to Politico:
Pelosi has “set parameters” for what she wants from the Obama administration: “no surprises, and no backdoor efforts to go around her and other Democratic leaders by cutting deals with moderate New Democrats or conservative Blue Dogs.”
“Specifically, Pelosi has told Emanuel that she wants to know when representatives of the incoming administration have any contact with her rank-and-file Democrats — and why.”
Said one source: “Pelosi is not going to allow Obama to triangulate her. It’s not going to happen to her.”
Triangulate? Wow, that’s some pretty strong language. What exactly is Speaker Botox afraid of? I thought she saw Obama as her partner? When exactly did he become a threat?