And Bush could care less.
House Speaker Nancy “If She Bites You You’ll Become Just Like Her” Pelosi can’t stand the heat, but doesn’t want to stop getting barefoot and pregnant, or something like that. I may be getting my metaphors mixed up. Anyway, Vice President Cheney came out and criticized her pro-al Qaeda military strategy as being pro-al Qaeda, so she felt compelled (although certainly not by the power of Christ) to call President Bush to complain about it.
"You cannot say as the President of the United States, 'I welcome disagreement in a time of war,' and then have the vice president of the United States go out of the country and mischaracterize a position of the speaker of the House and in a manner that says that person in that position of authority is acting against the national security of our country," the speaker said. Even if it is true.
Unfortunately for Pelosi, she was unable to get through to the President. Apparently, he was busy doing anything else. She was, however, able to get a hold of White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, who must have drawn the short straw at today’s staff meeting. After pretending to listen politely to her complaints, Bolten pointed out to Pelosi that he was certain that no one was questioning her patriotism or commitment to national security, although “they were certainly thinking it rather loudly.”In any event, Pelosi should not be concerned about people on the right questioning her patriotism. We aren’t. What we’re questioning is her apparent LACK of patriotism, as evidenced by the fact that her plan for conducting the war meshes so well with al Qaeda’s plan for WINNING the war.