My Friend Ed, Nancy Pelosi and Rice-a-Roni
I got a call from my friend Ed in Los Angeles who wanted to talk about Nancy Pelosi.
He barely got "hello" out before he said, "It's interesting, isn't it, that fewer than a million people voted for Nancy Pelosi?" The actual number, it turns out was far, far fewer than a million people. She got 194,098 votes in 2008 when she was re-elected to the U.S. House from her district in San Francisco.
"Interesting? I guess. What's your point, Ed?" I asked.
"Well," he said, "it's interesting that in a great big country like ours fewer than a million people - [194,098] - can be responsible for screwing up so many things in so short a time."
Ed's a reasonable guy and so he reasonably figured that thanks to President Obama, Nancy Pelosi is just about the most powerful person in America. After all, the president let her and her most liberal pals in the House write up the gazillion dollar pork-laden stimulus package - instead of writing it up in the White House. He let Pelosi and the same gang of lefties write up the bill that will overhaul the nation's healthcare system at a cost of roughly a bazillion dollars - instead of writing it up in the White House. Ed figures it should take a lot more people than the relative few left fielders who elected Nancy Pelosi to send us all to the poor house.
"Well, Ed," I said, "they don't call San Francisco Halloween-by-the-Sea for nothing. But you do make a good point"
"Thanks," he replied, sounding dejected. Then just before hanging up, he added one more thing. "And remember, she's the president if anything ever happens to the president and Crazy Joe." A sobering thought if ever there was one.
But what my good friend Ed fails to appreciate is that San Francisco, where they routinely pass resolutions on wars and other weighty international matters, is the only city in America with both a foreign policy and Rice-a-Roni.
I bring this up because after she gets done screwing up America's domestic policies, Speaker Pelosi probably will move on to screwing up our foreign policy. That's the bad news. The good news is that even she can't screw up Rice-a-Roni.