Oh Boo Hoo Hoo! Poor Neville Nancy. She can't help it. She's just in over her head and the boys are being mean to her! Boo Hoo!!!
Why Pelosi never stood a chance with funding bill
San Francisco Chronicle
May 24, 2007
Washington -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi suffered the most significant setback in her five months running the House when she backed down in the legislative battle with President Bush over paying for the war in Iraq, but even some of her critics suggest she and her top deputies had little chance of prevailing.
After more than three months of deadlock over Bush's request for Iraq war funding, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., were forced this week to drop their effort to tie the money to a U.S. troop withdrawal and readiness standards for units being deployed into war.
Without those provisions -- which the House and Senate had passed before Bush vetoed them -- the leaders found themselves slammed by the anti-war left and mocked by Republicans.
The result was so distasteful to anti-war Democrats that Pelosi herself said she won't vote for the war money today when it comes to the House floor.
Congressional scholars said the legislative maneuvering showed that Pelosi and Reid can't unilaterally change policy in Iraq until they can muster the two-thirds majorities necessary to override a veto by the Republican president.
Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Walnut Creek, who said she will vote for the war money, staunchly defended Pelosi.
"I take criticism of the speaker very personally. I believe she is doing a heroic, significant job for this country. It's a shame the president doesn't see her for the leader she is and work with her to bring an end to this war,'' Tauscher said.
You mean President Bush doesn't recognize the leadership of a woman who called him "oblivious, in denial, (and) dangerous," "He's "incompetent", "In fact, he's not a leader. He's a person who has no judgment?"
Seems like that description better matches Neville Nancy and her surrender monkey Democrats!