Wednesday, October 25, 2006

When Grandma's in Charge,

You'd better look out. Nancy Pelosi, mother and grandmother, and therefore has absolute moral authority, may crack down on Democrats playing hooky from their committee meetings. I wondered if she wore less makeup on purpose in that 60 Minutes interview, so she could emphasize her grandmotherly mien. I never knew that she is 66 years old. She's a woman and probably has good genes, but I'm not sure I'll make it to 66. A few things did come through pretty clearly. She's obvious got a steely will and wants absolute control of her messages, and she hates the President. Her explanation that "We're both professionals," as a reason why he shouldn't take a offense as being called criminal, incompetent, not a leader, inept and dishonest doesn't really wash. I wouldn't be warm and fuzzy after that, especially when, in the same breath, she promises greater civility when she's the Speaker. Today, Bush gave her a signal that her idea of professional behavior is different from his.

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