June 25, 2008

Why Does Nancy Pelosi Hate Chet Edwards?

Nancy Pelosi, caught on video with a misty glow in her eyes as she remembered Bobby Kennedy, makes me wonder if she's ever had sex with a Kennedy. I'll let you stew on that one for a while.

Then she goes completely off the deep end and gets all territorial, lamenting that no House member is being discussed as a vice presidential candidate for Barack Obama. She then goes on to suggest that Chet Edwards is good VP material. Where do I begin?

Under the Republicans, the House of Representatives distinguished itself as the biggest group of corrupt, ideologically-moronic, hypocritical poltroons to ever get their hands on a bunch of teenage pages. Under the Democrats, the House of Representatives has distinguished itself as the bigget group of direction-less, spineless, amateurish poltroons ever to get better health care than their employers, the taxpayers.

Consider, Madame Speaker, the cast of numbnuts, also-rans, and delusional megalomaniacs from the U.S. House who littered the early months of the presidential campaign. Tom Tancredo? Duncan Hunter? Dennis Kucinich? Compared to them, Ron Paul -- the loopiness of whose political ideas cannot be overstated -- looked like a Titan. And now Bob Barr, whose vengeful partisan pettiness while a Republican congressman ought to make any self-respecting Libertarian weep for the future of the party?

There's a reason the House of Representatives is ignored in most discussions of national leadership material.

Now, I like Chet Edwards, but he is George Bush's congressman in more ways than one. As a congressman representing a conservative and occasionally backwards Texas district, he does fine. But let's not prove the Peter Prinicple by making him (so much) more than he is.

Posted by BigDrunk at June 25, 2008 05:48 PM

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As usual, stated beautifully. I think Chet is a fine representative of a Democratic Congressman in a red district. He can win, but to do so he has to compromise everything to such a large extent that he's functionally a Republican.

You know, if he'd sell the ideas as much as he sells himself, he wouldn't have to do this. Actually, he probably has enough leeway to get away with some shit at this point. So why the hell doesn't even try to do the right thing?

Either way, he's a douche.

Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 26, 2008 09:29 AM

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