Selected Pete

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Dem’s New Strategy: No Strategy

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Today Nancy Pelosi clarified once and for all what the Dem strategy for 2006 will be. When asked about her criticism of the war and the Bush administration’s handling of it, she said simply that “Democrats will produce an issue agenda for the 2006 elections but it will not include a position on Iraq.”

[If any of you are confused out there regarding this statement, it simply means that Nancy believes the Bush administration has badly screwed up this war in some way, but she’s not quite sure how, or quite how to articulate it. She also does not want to give the impression that she, nor any other in the Democratic party will be able to articulate this in the next 12 months.]

After that statement, Pelosi then proceeded to clarify (presumably, after an awkward silence and thousand-yard-stare by whatever reporter was interviewing her) what she meant, by stating the following: “There is no one Democratic voice . . . and there is no one Democratic position,”

[Again – if this is going too fast for anyone out there, what Pelosi is really trying to say is that Dems like to march to the tune of their own individual drums – but they do not like the idea of one big drum beat for the lot of them. This is kind of like the “Big Bang Theory” for political strategy: You take a bunch of politicians, and throw them into a room, light a match, and BOOM – an orderly strategy emerges from the smoke. You have Nancy Pelosi and Mr Murtha who would like to bring the troops home for punch and cookies, then you have the rest of the Democrats who would like the troops to come home, (except for the punch and cookies part), and then there is Howard Dean who thinks that if there are troops at all, they should be stationed in Vermont while he consumes the punch and cookies.]

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December 16, 2005 at 6:47 am

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