No fooling: No fancy talking will keep us from knowing the truth
What is it about politicians that makes them think that their constituents are really dumb enough to fall for the alternative realities they create?
That is what seems to be happening to Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi and some of her Democratic colleagues.
In their zeal to erase the past, they are actually sending trial balloons up about asking President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to resign their posts early -- to allow President-elect Barack Obama to come in and start work.
The pitch? That the new administration needs to get in and fix the economy that Bush destroyed.
And that would be fine except for one fact -- if we are getting rid of people who have created the havoc in the economy, Pelosi and Sen. Christopher Dodd would also have to be on that list -- along with Rep. Barney Frank.
These are a few of the people who pushed irresponsible lending practices and created the mortgage debacle we have right now -- even though they were warned that disaster loomed. And one of those three musketeers even took a sweetheart mortgage deal from one of the nation's biggest problem lenders.
Not exactly the foxes you want in charge of your new economic henhouse are they?
Pelosi and company are trying to do what politicians always do -- divert attention away from their own shortcomings and misdeeds.
Unfortunately for them, even "Saturday Night Live" isn't dumb enough to fall for it.
So, if Pelosi wants to continue her call for cleaning out the offices early, now is the time for her to call for a more thorough examination of her own party's dirty laundry.
That way, we will be rid of all of those whose bad judgment and less-than-honorable dealings set this new economic reality in motion.
Published in Editorials on December 1, 2008 10:35 AM