Friday, May 12, 2006

# Posted 1:11 AM by Ariel David Adesnik  

EVEN MORE PELOSI! In a few hours, I'm going to fly out to Sunset Beach, California for a long weekend with some good friends from college who I don't see nearly often enough. In the meantime, I leave you with the charming photo above and the essay in Slate to which it was appended.

Author John Dickerson argues that only Republicans will benefit from Pelosi's talk about investigating the Bush White House if and when the Democrats retake the House. How better to vindicate their accusation that the Democrats are only interested in settling scores, rather than advancing an actual policy agenda?

Actually, I disagree. Hardball often wins at the polls. What I don't get is why Pelosi talks about investigations one day, then tries to backtrack when confronted about the idea by Tim Russert. (Yes, during the same interview I've been writing about all week.) Either you play hardball or you take the high road. If you throw mud but then insist that you didn't, you look both weak and hypocritical.
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What is Belton's email address? Can't get through otherwise.
I agree with Dickerson. Pelosi's hardball isn't going to attract anyone who isn't already motivated to vote Democrat, whereas it will drive a lot of fence sitters into the Republican camp simply because most people don't feel like going through the process without good legitamate reason.
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