Pelosi Right To Take Time

Matt Stoller and I are really seeing eye to eye today:

I'm getting quite irritated at the immediate reaction among white male liberal DC kewl kidz (and Maureen Dowd) to discern catty motives on the part of Nancy Pelosi. Digby's noted it before, but it's not stopping. Look at the first two paragraphs in an email that Josh Marshall reprints on Pelosi and the Intelligence Committee from a reader called 'RY'. . . . Left out of the whole nasty and myopic rant is any possibility that Nancy Pelosi might want someone who can chair the Intelligence Committee who can do a good job running the Intelligence Committee. . . . Nonsense aside, the single most important thing Pelosi can do is find a a good Intelligence Chair and make sure he or she has the political capital to fix the mess this country is in. Doing so could require time to find a compromise candidate, or to work with the CBC or Blue Dogs to assuage egos or horse-trade other committee assignments. That's what leaders do. It doesn't always happen fast . . .

And I SUPPORT Harman for Intel Chair. This handwringing from DC Gasbag types is simply idiotic. The Pelosi record will be established by the next two years, not the next two days or the next two weeks. The idiocy is at high levels from the Pundits these days.

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    There is a way for Pelosi to establish credibility (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by msobel on Sat Nov 25, 2006 at 01:17:14 AM EST
    Couldn't she establish some credibility, which of course is sadly lacking since all she has done is become the first woman minority leader, form the herd of cats known as the democratic caucus into a unified voting block, lead the caucus to a historical unprecedented victory, become the first woman speaker of the house, and propose an open inclusive process for ethics reform, couldn't she get some credibility by maybe getting a note from her husband ?

    This knocking of Speaker Pelosi based... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Bill Arnett on Sat Nov 25, 2006 at 03:44:28 PM EST
    ...upon her Armani suits, supposedly botoxed face, and this whole line of pundits about how the Democratic leadership is supposed to be in disarray is the weakest, most pathetic attempt to marginalize Speaker Pelosi that could be imagined.

    When she assumes her post on Jan 4, 2007, I think she should take some time to complement the rethug MINORITY leadership on their attire, i.e., how well their tie matches their suit, the stylish cut of their suits, their haircuts, and an inquiry regarding, "Oh, my, just where do you get your botox done? And you do know we have a gym where you can work off those extra pounds, don't you?"

    After all, turnabout is fair play.

    But I know she won't, as she actually has CLASS.