Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Pelosi Revelation

Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Speaker of the House of Representatives, has demonstrated once again that she is one of the most incredible (defined as so implausible as to elicit disbelief) people in Washington, D.C. And I, for one, was astonished by what she had to say.

Speaking of Republicans and the Battle for Iraq, Pelosi said,

They like this war. They want this war to continue ... We thought that they shared the view of so many people in our country that we needed a new direction in Iraq ... But the Republicans have made it very clear that this is not just George Bush's war. This is the war of the Republicans in Congress.
The ever squishy Speaker then modified her remarks.

I shouldn't say they like the war ... They support the war, the course of action that the president is on.
But that wasn't the astonishing part. What Miss Nancy said next was astonishing. For all the lunacy demonstrated by this woman, begrudgingly I have given her credit for being a grown-up who, as a grown-up, must recognize that other grown-ups do, in fact, disagree on a panoply of subjects. After saying she has finally recognized that other people - Republicans, specifically - actually support the Battle for Iraq, support President Bush, support the troops, and support the idea of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for everyone, contrary to her own positions, Miss Nancy said,

And that was a revelation to me, because I thought the American people's voices were so - and still are - so strong in this regard [i.e. in total opposition to the President, any war to defeat totalitarian theology, and unswerving support for freedom, liberty, in short, all the stuff that makes life worth living.]
I am astonished the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has only now realized that not everyone agrees with her. I am astonished she has only now admitted others actually have opinions opposing hers. I am astonished she has only now realized the Battle for Iraq and the World Terror War is actually supported, even if very reluctantly, by the majority of citizens - the only plausible explanation for its continuance. I am astonished by the arrogance and naivete of the holder of one of the most powerful and influential offices in this great land. I am astonished that she still has supporters.


The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.