As it stands, the only consistent factors are ignorance, arrogance, audacity and stupidity. Truth, competence, credibility and principles are nowhere to be seen.
Now, in the latest incarnation of her version of the truth about detainee treatment and enhanced interrogations, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is claiming that the CIA deliberately misled her and other members of Congress with regard to techniques used to gather intelligence.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that, politically, Nancy Pelosi does not survive this whole debacle. Barack Obama doesn’t need this drain on political capital with health care and other debates looming and, that being said, the White House has an enormous amount to gain by replacing her as House Speaker with Steny Hoyer who, by all accounts, is a bosom buddy of Rahm Emanuel and would essentially relinquish control of Congress to the Obama administration.
If the administration is indeed pulling the strings in order to facilitate Hoyer’s control of the House, knowing full well the Oval Office’s obvious control over the press, I think it’s only a matter of time before Pelosi is forced to step aside as speaker. Hoyer has already pushed for the entire matter to be investigated, and Pelosi certainly isn’t doing herself any favors by sounding like the botoxed equivalent of Bill Clinton with his pants down.
Look for the press to get increasingly aggressive with her – on behalf of the White House. Look for the press to doggedly pursue the minutes of the briefings involving enhanced interrogation techniques, and look for release of information that would not normally have been released, especially now that President Obama has had some undoubtedly superficial come-to-Jesus moment with regard to detainees, interrogation and national security.
Grab the stuffing and sweet potatoes. Pelosi’s turkey is done. The White House is hungry for power, and the press holds the carving knife.