Speaker Pelosi 'has no rivals'
by skeptic06, Wed May 31, 2006 at 02:24:41 PM EDT
Her many admirers in the lefty sphere will be delighted to learn that, should the Dems take the House, La Signora P will be Speaker.
Thus spake The Hill, at least.
The operative consideration is this: unless there is an anti-Pelosi ready, willing and able to go in for the kill and pull it off, no rep will want to risk retaliation from Nance for voting any other way than for her.
And, since (by The Hill) there isn't a Pelosi-killer, it's game over.
Even our old friend Cuellar is quoted as pledging support. After a fashion:
If you don't moderate, and if you go too much to the extreme, then that could affect us down the line," Cuellar said. "But I feel that she would be a moderate, and I look forward to working with her."
¡Madre de Dios!
Now, Pelosi doesn't inspire much confidence in me. But, if there's truly no one who can beat here, then I suppose Oscar had it right:
It's a waste of time to worry
Over things that they have not;
Be thankful for
The things they got!
Can't help wondering what, in Pelosi's case, those might be, exactly?