Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing

Image credit: UC San Diego [The first paragraph of the accompanying text reads:

There are more than 200 different species of Jellyfish. Jellyfish are invertebrates and they come in different shapes and sizes.

Seems appropriate somehow...]

It's more than a little ironic, I think, that I first spotted Nancy Pelosi's new memoir Know Your Power, in a bookstore last week, and now I read this:

New details in a high profile case of politics and prosecution. Democrat Don Siegelman has good news from last week's Democratic National Convention. Be sure to see the accompanying photo from Denver. You can see Governor Siegelman on the left, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the right, and Democratic activist Pam Miles in the middle.

Miles tells NewsChannel 19, about the time the picture was snapped, Pelosi promised Governor Siegelman, "We will hold rove in contempt".

Pelosi's Promise to Siegelman at Democratic Convention

I can hear them laughing in the White House right now. Go ahead, Rep. Pelosi, I can hear them saying in between bouts of hysterical giggling, we'll throw that warrant right in the same burn bag where we have all the others.

Pelosi took impeachment off the table. When she did that, she gave up the one power she had to enforce the laws of this country if the President decides not to follow them. How fucking hypocritical can someone be before they simply collapse in on themselves and blow away in a puff of smudgy smoke? Apparently, it takes quite a lot.

Ms. Pelosi isn't imploding yet.

(h/t to FireDogLake reader CTuttle for pointing out the WHNT article)

UPDATE: Jane Hamsher had a quote a while back that applies as much here as it did to FISA:

"I'm very upset with my party right now," Hamsher says. "They were given the majority, and they have a 9 percent approval rating right now for a reason."

Angry Bloggers On Left And Right Unite Over FISA

If they're after better approval ratings, they're going about it all wrong, that's for sure.


newtonusr said...

Yeah, cause Nancy is determined to...
Cause the Republican machine deserves...
Cause Progressives have a break...

Where has my party gone?

thanks cujo

Cujo359 said...

It's become another party of the rich, I think.

You're welcome. I'm glad I'm still able to rant, even if it's only here...

One Fly said...

It's time for some more angry letters to be sent. Yup that ought to do it.

Cujo359 said...

Yes, what's it called when you try the same thing over and over and keep expecting a different result?

Oh, yeah, insanity. So either they're insane, or they know things won't be any different this time.