Speaker Nancy Pelosi Questions the Humanity of her opponents:
“Listen,” she laughs, “I go on the floor of the House every day and deal with people who don’t want to give health care to poor little children in America.
We’ll leave it to others to work up the longer-winded outrage to the suggestion that Republicans want kids who get sick or injured to go without health care.
Us? If that’s the way she wants to play then we’ll just Question Her Patriotism:
With fewer than 20 legislative days before the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, the entire appropriations process has largely ground to a halt because of the ham-handed fighting that followed Republican attempts to lift the moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration. And after promising fairness and open debate, Pelosi has resorted to hard-nosed parliamentary devices that effectively bar any chance for Republicans to offer policy alternatives.
That is, if dissent is still considered the highest form of patriotism. Maybe when you hold the majority, that principle becomes principally ignorable.
Further, we’ll Question Her Sanity:
“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned.
Save the planet? You would think one Messiah would be one too many for a political party, yet the Democrats have two vying for the seat at the left hand of God.
OK, fine, we’re kidding. We don’t think she’s insane. She probably doesn’t believe in her own divinity half as much as Obama.
Pelosi is simply engaging in hypocritical demagoguery rather than demigoddery, of course.
And finally, we simply must Question the Timing:
“I have always loved longitude,” Nancy Pelosi says before breaking into laughter. “I love latitude; it’s in the stars. But longitude, it’s about time. ... Time and clocks and all the rest of that have always been a fascination for me.”
Actually, we have no real comment on that. We simply include it because without Questioning the Timing, a post about questions is unquestionably inadequate.
And we are nothing if not fully engaged in a fight to combat inadequacy.