Friday, January 19, 2007

Blank Check

Oh dear. Nancy Pelosi has aroused the ire of the White House. The Speaker of the House suggested Friday that President Pinhead is rushing new troops to Iraq and betting that Congress won't cut off funds once they're in battle. The White House called her assertion "poisonous."
Ouch. To be honest, I would guess that Speaker Pelosi has braced herself for much uglier confrontations than that. White House spokeswoman Dana Perino retorted that lawmakers are involved in a "sound bite war" against our Pinhead in chief. Asserting and retorting, isn't a wonder that nobody's getting hurt?
Well, okay, unless you're counting all those Iraqis and American soldiers - but let's get back to those sound bites, shall we? "The president knows that because the troops are in harm's way, that we won't cut off the resources. That's why he's moving so quickly to put them in harm's way," countered Pelosi. Or was she affirming? It's so hard to keep up. I am so very grateful not to be one of the twenty thousand individuals, not to mention their friends and family, that are most immediately impacted by this political jousting match. One might guess that Congress can stop the troop surge. Well, they can't exactly. They can stop the check, but they can't stop the order from going out.
What are we left with, if not our "sound bites"?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you think Condi's grateful, too? I mean, she doesn't have a dog in this fight, right? At least not in her immediate family, as I understand it.