Sorry for the light blogging – been one of those days, and I’ve even brought work home to do so please bear with me. Just been a crazy day. Tomorrow may be the same way.
Anyway, on Specter’s switcheroni, here’s what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to say:
Sen. Arlen Specter’s decision to switch parties will make it easier for Democrats to move forward with their agenda, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday.
Specter’s switch will give Democrats 60 caucus members in the Senate (assuming Al Franken wins his legal battle in Minnesota). That is enough votes to end debate on a bill and overcome Republican filibusters.
“Very exciting, very exciting for the American people, because now we can get things done without explaining process,” Pelosi told CNN’s Candy Crowley.
Just what she’s always wanted. We don’t need no stinkin’ debate, after all.
Here’s video of her remarks, which also includes her “advice” for how Republicans can “take their party back” – um, thanks, Nance – but no thanks.
Yeah … like the GOP needs advice from the party that couldn’t get itself together for several election cycles starting right after Bill Clinton was elected President, and that finally managed to get themselves elected in 2006 and 2008 not on ideological grounds but simply because their running as the “anti-Bush” finally paid off after majorities decided that the GOP hadn’t handled the power they’d been given very well.
Will someone nudge me, wake me up, and let me know that this really all has just been a nightmare, that it’s not really happening?
XS Tylenol time …
(Hat tip: ST reader DKC)