Pelosi says Bush team misled her on waterboarding. Trotting out the standard Democratic response. When caught in a lie or facing a problem, blame Bush. Nancy’s only making things worse for herself and better for Republicans.
Waiting in the wings, Steny Hoyer must be smiling. He’s licking his chops at the prospect of an investigation. For the record, he’ll say it’s to clear her name (UPDATE: well, it’s not clear what he’s saying for the record), but deep down, he knows it’s about taking her job. She should have known better than to run her scandal-plagued man against him for Majority Leader.
*See this post.
UP-UPDATE: Jim Geraghty doesn’t think Mrs. Pelosi will face any consequences for her dishonesty:
Are House Democrats going to lead the charge to remove her from the speakership? A push from the Obama team? Calls for her resignation from the mainstream press? I am skeptical. The Post editorial board will rough her up a little, the Times will write that the lack of evidence “raises troubling questions,” and Time and Newsweek will conclude that they don’t have enough space to get into it.
UP-UP-UPDATE John Hinderaker wonders if Pelosi can survive and cites the Washington Post’s Chris Civilizza who contends the Spaker “would not have held this sort of press conference unless she and her inner circle believed that she was losing altitude — politically — on the issue.”