Good Fucking Grief

The public approval numbers for Congress continue to hover at near-Trumanesque levels, and it isn’t difficult to see why.

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday and floated this pungent little air biscuit:

Voters, she told Fox News Sunday, “want it [the war in Iraq] to end and they had expectations that Congress could end it.”

But, she added, “You know we can’t without a presidential signature.”

This is the goddamn Speaker of the House of Representatives, folks.

Pelosi’s breathtaking ignorance of Congress’s constitutional prerogatives may well be explained by how she apparently spends massive chunks of her time:

In her Fox News Sunday interview, Pelosi also said she prays for Bush “all the time.”

“And I pray especially hard that he would sign the children’s health bill because it’s so important for America’s children.”

But she added that while growing up in politics, she learned not to pray “for a political outcome.”

“We just pray that God’s will will be done. We pray for the children, we pray for poor people, we pray for people who need help,” she said. “And we always, always, always pray for our men and women in uniform who make our freedom to pray possible.”

A little less prayin’, a little more legislatin’, Nancy.  Experience is a harsh teacher, but a good one. Alternatively, you could add a prayer for knowledge of constitutional checks and balances as between the executive and legislative branches of government.

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