CAMBRIDGE, Md. — It had been a good week — a very good week — for Nancy Pelosi. So good, in fact, that she and her leadership team felt the need to caution their House Democratic troops not to gloat over the fact that they had scored a clean win against the majority Republicans over raising the debt ceiling.
Well, yes, that’s a smashing victory, given that the House Boners refused to fight at all.
Now, Pelosi finds herself with fewer and fewer peers in the House. Her friend and consigliere, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), has decided to retire, as has key ally Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), who is regarded as his party’s most able legislator.
“Able” is a bit of a stretch, but “most destructive trio in political history” just might work. Some stiff competition from both the Roosevelt and LB J years for that one, though.