David Axelrod’s talk yesterday included a shout-out to the lovable Nancy Pelosi, whom he feels is unfairly maligned by the Rushes of this world. Per David, Nancy is not an effete San Francisco liberal. Instead, she’s a tough political operative — for all the right, i.e., Progressive, reasons, of course — who was trained in her Dad’s old-fashioned, rough-and-tumble ward rooms. He described with affection Nancy ramming her finger repeatedly in his chest when she felt he’d failed to deliver on something or other.
What a charmer.
I can readily believe Axelrod’s talk about Nancy’s toughness and finger strikes. The “principled” part, though, is a little harder. Isn’t this the woman who recently castigated Catholics for having “this conscience thing“? Hmmm…. Conscience? Principles? They kind of seem like a matched set to me.
Just the other day, Pelosi again stumbled on her principles when she complained that Bishops who object to forcing Catholics to subsidize things that they think are morally evil (abortions, for example) are “lobbyists.” The Anchoress has more on this one. When I think of Nancy Pelosi and principles, I keep getting a mental image of Jon Lovitz doing his compulsive liar shtick. “Yeah, principles. That’s the ticket!”