Nancy Pelosi seems to be particularly outspoken, often saying what needs to be said that no one else will say for some reason. From last week:

“I think it speaks to the lack of confidence that the administration has in the president going forth alone, period,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday. “It’s embarrassing to the president of the United States that they won’t let him go in without holding the hand of the vice president of the United States.”

“I think it reinforces the idea that the president cannot go it alone,” she said. “The president should stand tall, walk in the room himself and answer the questions.”


Yeah! Go Nancy! Stick it to ‘em! Also from last week:

“We are not going to run out of town because some people were lawless in Fallujah,” she said.

Yeah! Go Nancy! Stick it to – hey wait. What?

Tom Gallagher discusses:

One thing Democratic Party leaders certainly need to avoid, if they really want to retire the president, is making the Bush Administration’s war in Iraq their own.

Ideally, Kerry, Pelosi, and the rest of the Democratic Party leadership would understand the dangers that lie in having much of the world come to dismiss America’s anti-terrorism efforts as the hypocrisy of an occupying power, and they would fashion a program for the United States to yield authority in Iraq to the United Nations or some other entity genuinely not under our control. But even if leadership of that level is too much to expect in a presidential campaign, the real world of partisan politics still demands that they not allow focus to shift from the Administration’s culpability to a spat over whether a Democratic occupation of Iraq would be better than the Republican one.