Sunday, July 08, 2007

Didn't Expect This

Sheehan vs. Pelosi 2008. In an election. In San Francisco. Got to tell you, I didn't see that coming. Got to tell you I have no idea what to think of it, really.

I don't know what Sheehan thinks she could do in Pelosi's place anyway. From what it looked like to me, the Democrats in Congress ran into something called the 'Presidential Veto.' Someone ought explain to Ms. Sheehan that things of that nature tend to happen on divisive measures. It happens every once in a while in a republic, when consensus is not reached politically among the delegates.

It wouldn't matter if, right now, every single Democrat voted to bring every troop home tomorrow (and they don't even have an intra-party consensus on that one), they wouldn't have enough votes to override a veto.

Strange that the folks who see the most danger to the republic seem to understand the republic's processes the least.


S.A.W.B. said...

Please tell me you're not actually surprised by this? Sheehan has been promising this sort of action from the moment Pelosi took over as speaker, since, in what passes for Cindy Sheehan's mind, Pelosi promised her she'd begin impeachment hearings for GWB the second she was sworned in for speaker.

That said, Pelosi might have more of a fight on her hands than she realizes, being that her home district is also ground-zero for left-wing lunatics who may very well sympathize, and side, with Cindy Sheehan. If, by some miracle of the elective process, Pelosi LOSES to Sheehan in the primary, the Democrats can then write off ever getting anything done in the House or Senate.

Dante said...

It would be incredibly interesting if Sheehan could give Pelosi a run for her money. Can Pelosi really be somewhat moderate as Speaker when her bat-guano crazy district forces her hand otherwise?

I don't really think Sheehan winning such an election would be that different. There would just be a new Speaker that's probably a bit more moderate than Pelosi.

And don't kid yourself, SAWB. Day 101 was enough evidence that Democrats won't get anything done in the House or Senate (not that that's a bad thing).

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Yes, I am actually surprised by this. Despite much evidence to the contrary, I generally think most folks act more rationally than their press credits them for. I thought Ms. Sheehan had quit, but I find this sort of thing sheer lunacy.

I didn't give Ms. Sheehan enough credit for believing in her own cult of personality, however. But I know also that Pelosi is underestimated as a machine politician, especially in that district.

I don't think this really comes about. If it did, I'd put the house money on Pelosi winning in a walk. The first female Speaker is from their district, and is working to acheive their goals, albeit slowly. I don't even think that district would willingly jump into the McKinney school of irrelevancy.

S.A.W.B. said...

Yet you forget that this is the same district that spawned the ill-thought war 'protest' at a local military installation, where the 'protestors' decided it would be a swell idea to attempt to block needed supplies from reaching the troops. I can't find a reference to it on the intertubes at the moment, but i'm tired.

This is the same city where the mayor has declared that the Rule of Law no longer applies to federal law breakers from outside of our National borders. Yes, Gavin Newsome has had a HUGE groundswell of support for naming San Francisco a 'Sanctuary City' for those persons currently violating Federal Law.

Yeah, I can see this race being a lot closer than people on the left would like to believe, solely because of the district, and the moonbats that inhabit it. If Sheehan can get some funding behind her, a la George Soros or, Pelosi is likely in for a far, far bigger fight than she ever anticipated.