I wonder who is paying for all this? Maybe John Kerry dipped into his vast war chest left over from the 2004 elections (snicker)
The swearing-in of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (SM-Calif.) as the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives next week will be the focus of four days of concerts, church services and fund-raising events that conservative analysts called a "coronation" that will emphasize partying over policy.
"It'll be 'all Nancy, all the time,'" Dani Doane, director of House relations for the conservative Heritage Foundation, told Cybercast News Service. "It's almost as though she views this as a coronation as opposed to doing the people's business."
The story goes on to describe the careful recasting of Nancy, which will apply to the other far left Democrats, who are the vocal leaders of the Democratic Party. As the old saying goes, you can dress a pig in suspenders, but, in the end, it is still a pig. Or, perhaps the one about baking shit in a pie is more apt.
Now, four days? Sure doesn't show any fiscal restraing, does it?
The events will conclude on Friday, Jan. 5, when the new speaker will host what is being called an "open house" – though attendance is by invitation only – at the Cannon House Office Building.
"What? No fireworks?" the Washington Post Friday quoted Mike Murphy, a Republican political consultant, as saying. "I'm glad they canceled the tickertape parade. They probably couldn't find biodegradable tickertape and a hybrid convertible."
I wonder how long it will be till Nancy starts using the word "we" when referring to herself. Will she use the old queen wave?