“It ain’t over til it’s over.” – Yogi Berra
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would like to think otherwise. She would like to think that because she has decided to stop talking about it, that it is a dead topic, and no one else should be allowed to talk about it.
Talk about what? Well, about whether or not she lied in a press conference when she stated that the CIA has misled Congress, and always misleads Congress, and about whether or not she lied in a press conference about when she was briefed regarding Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, and what was in those briefings.
The Speaker is having a really bad nightmare, and is now hoping the rest of us will have a great, big daydream. When you accuse the CIA of lying to you, you need to be able to prove it. It is unthinkable, and downright irrational, to believe that you can accuse the CIA of misleading Congress, then not expect to be asked questions about it….lots of questions about it. Questions like:
“Can you prove that?”
“Do you have proof of that?”
“Does anyone else corroborate this?”
“What were you told?”
“Where do you buy your pants suits?”
The accusation, which the Speaker (in her infinite wisdom, or drug-induced stupor) put forth, without any provocation from those within the Democrat Party, is serious. Very serious. Gravely serious. And it is irrational to think that the Speaker should not have to answer the basic questions. Cutting off reporters by saying, “I stand behind my comments”, and refusing to speak further about the subject, is akin to a nine year-old girl with chocolate on her hands explaining what happened to the broken cookie jar on the floor by saying, “Uh-uhh. I don’t know. The Bush Administration did it!”
The Speaker is in a world of trouble. And Democrats know it. She maybe Speaker, but that does not make her impenetrable to the political realities. This story, which she created, is not going away, and the rest of us aren’t going to have daydreams about pretty flowers, or a shirtless President Obama until we forget that the Speaker is quite possibly initiating a cover-up. She needs to explain herself, and show viable proof that the CIA misled Congress, as well as viable proof that she was not briefed. If she can’t provide these basics (basics any normal person would have when accusing the CIA of lying to you), then she must resign.
It ain’t over til it’s over, Speaker Pelosi. The nightmare you started is still here.