Thursday, January 25, 2007

Yikes! and YIKES!

OK, the first one is a good yikes, but the second one is a scared yikes!:

yikes #1: Nancy Pelosi ROCKS. MY. WORLD.
Markos reports the following, then read on because I have more and it's good:
In an interview, Pelosi also said she was puzzled by what she considered the president's minimalist explanation for his confidence in the new surge of 21,500 U.S. troops that he has presented as the crux of a new "way forward" for U.S. forces in Iraq.

"He's tried this two times -- it's failed twice," the California Democrat said. "I asked him at the White House, 'Mr. President, why do you think this time it's going to work?' And he said, 'Because I told them it had to.' "

Asked if the president had elaborated, she added that he simply said, " 'I told them that they had to.' That was the end of it. That's the way it is."
Oh, it's better than that. When I was on the Hill on Tuesday, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) told us (on the record) the rest of the story. Apparently, Pelosi's final come-back to the president was the following:
PELOSI: He's tried this two times -- it's failed twice. I asked him at the White House, 'Mr. President, why do you think this time it's going to work?'

BUSH: Because I told them it had to.

PELOSI: Why didn't you tell them that the other two times?
yikes #2: the following appeared on Crooks and Liars today (via sravana):
Now, I know that there will be a segment of the readership that will automatically discount this considering the source, but keep in mind that this very topic has been discussed on the comment threads here and elsewhere. I will also point out that this same site predicted (correctly) Rumsfeld's resignation. So with that in mind, consider the following…

Comedy Central Insider:
The CC Insider/InDecider has just heard more rumors (see earlier posts) from a SECOND reliable source that Dick Cheney will be stepping down as Vice President and will be replaced as Vice President by Condoleezza Rice. And now we're hearing that she would like to be on the ticket as the GOP VP candidate in '08.
And then there's this closing advice:
Laugh now, but remember where you heard it first.


Tengrain said...

Everyone underestimates Nancy, I think it is one of the weapons in her arsenal. You don't even realize you've been shived until you are outta the room. She's really good.



fletch said...

I was watching the news the other day with a few right-wing nutjobs and the news topic was the Democratic candidates. I forgot who I was with and said "Wouldn't it be something if a woman and a black man were at the top of the ticket?" thinking of how far we've come. Their response was, "Well that's what the Democratic Party is coming to". I withheld the name calling with all the discipline I could muster. In a way I would like to see a black woman at the top of the Republican ticket just to watch these nutjobs squirm.