Mre. Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp.”  Not only has Mrs. Pelosi not drained the swamp, she is lost in it.   Rather than completing her promised one hundred hours of legislation, she is in San Francisco.  . 


So what is Mrs. Pelosi doing in San Francisco?  I had thought that Mrs. Pelosi had promised to  pass her critical one hundred hours worth of legislation.  I write this on January 16  Congress took office on January 4.  That is darn near two weeks and Mrs. Pelosi has yet to complete her one hundred hours of work.

From the San Francisco Chronicle

(01-15) 12:37 PST SAN FRANCISCO — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, returning to her hometown of San Francisco, strongly warned today that President Bush “should not abuse his power” with regard to troop escalation in the Iraq war and said it is the duty of Congress to “exercise oversight over his power.”

Oversight! Unlike Mrs. Pelosi, I have read the Constitution the United States.   No where in the Constituion is Congress given  oversight over the war powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief. 

Escalation!  What escalation?   We stepped over the line with about three hundred thousand troops.  We have had over one hundred fifty thousand troop in country within the last year.  Now the President is taking the troop level from about one hundred ten thousand to one one hundred thirty thousand.  Troop levels have flucuatated.   Now Mrs. Pelosi wants to call the lastest flucuation an escalation.  Give me a break.

“If the president doesn’t have a plan, Democrats will hold him accountable,”

Sure the President has a plan.  That is about what Mrs Pelosi and Jack Murtha are throwing a hissy fit.

“We have a plan, and he knows it,”

IF Mrs. Pelosi, the one woman Congress, has a plan for Iraq, it sure has escaped the attention of the talking pundits, ala Tim Russert, the entire MSM and Google.   If Mrs. Pelosi has a plan, nobody in the media is talking about it and I can’t find it.  Yet I am sure that Karl Rove with his telepathic powers has somehow divined Mrs. Pelosi’s plan and briefed the President.  Maybe Mrs. Pelosi needs to subpeona the appropriate PDB? 

Mrs. Pelosi do  you need a loan of a compass?  San Franciso is on the West Coast.  The House of Representatives is on the East Coast.

Update:  When Mrs. Pelosi returns from San Franciso, it would help if she would read the Washington Post:

The Framers did not establish a parliamentary system.

Hat Tip:  Paul, Poweriine.