Friday, May 15, 2009

Thoughts on Nancy Pelosi

I believed we witnessed the self-destruction of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday.

Political consultants from both parties will use this press conference as an example of what not to do at a press conference.

I cannot see how she remains as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Rich Lowry of National Review Online asks, "It will be also interesting to watch how the White House reacts over time—all things being equal, wouldn't it rather have the non-radioactive Hoyer as speaker rather than Pelosi?"

Obviously, Pelosi's fate will ultimately be determined by the Democratic Leadership in the House. But I wouldn't be surprised if President Obama were to name his pick for the Supreme Court within the next 72 hours in order to get Pelosi off the front page.

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