Quotient Quotables

pelosi.jpgWielding what has to be one of the least coherent quips ever spoken by a member of the House, Democratic Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who at one time was thought to be the left’s saving grace when Dick Gephardt resigned as leader, tried her damnedest yesterday to encapsulate Democratic frustration with Bush’s willingness to spend $87 billion on nation-building (with a healthy $20 billion of that going to U.S. construction firms and part-time Republican party donors).
Her completely-not-soundbite-ready comment appears below:
The funding issue, like last year’s vote to go to war in Iraq, split Democrats. Many supported the funding despite reservations about Bush’s policy. But others joined with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who called the bill a “bailout for one-eighth Bush’s three-eighths failed policy.”
Good thing election year is approaching, because with clever and accessible retorts like that, every American voter can get on board with the Dems next fall.