House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- who may be the most super delegate of all as chair of the Democratic national convention in Denver -- gave an interview with Bloomberg TV's Al Hunt in which she laid down the law for super delegates:
Don't veto the people's choice.
"I think there is a concern when the public speaks and there is a counter-decision made to that," she said, adding quickly, "I don't think that will happen."
She said the governors, lawmakers, DNC members and others picked as super delegates are chosen through a grassroots process and are accountable to the party's voters.
"I do think that they have a respect -- it's not just following the returns, it's also having a respect for what has been said by the people," Pelosi said. "It would be a problem for the party if the verdict would be something different than the public has decided."
Yes, it's a problem when the public speaks and there's a "counter-decision" made to that.
PRINCETON, NJ -- The latest USA Today/Gallup poll finds that a majority of Americans continue to express opposition to the war in Iraq, attitudes that are unchanged in the last two months. According to the Jan. 30-Feb. 2 poll, 57% of Americans say it was a mistake for the United States to send troops to Iraq, while 41% say it was not a mistake. Those numbers are identical to what Gallup measured in late November/early December.
Though, to be fair to our strong, principled House Speaker, you have to admit: at least 57% of Americans generally wear body paint with anarchist slogans like "Impeach Bush" just so they can build Bhuddas on public streets and hide behind ridiculously flimsy legal technicalities like the First Amendment to our Constitution, when they should all be held seriously accountable to the Rule of Law of upscale municipal public nuisance codes for trespassing on the gardens and angering the neighbors of our leaders.
So there's that. When our leaders take into account what the public has decided, they have to discount at least what sixty percent of us say.
More and more bullshit.
Have you ever in your life seen politicians afraid to do things that were politically popular?
What, on Earth, is really going on with this noble experiment of Ours?