William Kristol makes a point about Pelosi that I’ve suspected these last couple days about both her and Harry Reid:

Wiliam Kristol

Wiliam Kristol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to release the text of the Democratic health care proposal tomorrow, with the hope of bringing it to the floor as early as next Friday. Pelosi will claim that the Congressional Budget Office has scored the Democratic bill as deficit neutral over the next ten years.

Of course, there’s no guarantee the text Pelosi unveils tomorrow won’t be replaced at the last minute on the floor by a manager’s amendment that will change various provisions and, conveniently, won’t have been fully scored by the CBO–as happened with cap and trade.

Now, if the Congress were in its usual big government mode of oversight of business, and a business were accused of such tactics, they’d call it a bait and switch, and move to outlaw it in the strongest possible terms.

So why isn’t the GOP calling them on this?