Friday, June 19, 2009

Pelosi and Boxer

Sounds like the name of two mad dog breeds! Why hasn't Pelosi had to step down for denigrating the CIA? Why hasn't Boxer been fired for humiliating a Brig. General? What else was the point of that? She doesn't even know him nor were they even arguing. Where are we? What is this country called again? I wish legislators had to pass a military history course to get into office!


Lone Ranger said...

I'm betting that general had to work a lot harder to get where he is than Boxer did -- and with far fewer perks. To understand the arrogance of these people, you should have an experience like I did some weeks back. I was heading for work, and a car came tearing out of the Senate office building compound. It blew through two red lights at twice the speed limit, nearly colliding with me. They don't believe laws should apply to them.

Term limits. Two terms for Senators, six for Representatives.

Tonto said...

I am with you all the way.

In fact term limits was the big thing in the early 90s - what happened? I had to do a paper on it in my Sophomore year in College in Poli Sci class.

How did the idea of term limits get off the table since then?

Jean said...

Lone Ranger, I was thinking the same thing when I heard the Boxer clip earlier today. I'm sure the general was thinking he'd had to work a heck of a lot harder to get his to his position than she did, too, but he knew it wouldn't get him anywhere to say it.

I suspect she was thinking he was a sexist pig (Had he called male Senators "Sir"?), but even so, the request smacks of an arrogance that one hears all to often from our elected representatives -- who don't seem to remember that they work for the American people and not the other way around.

Lone Ranger said...

Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck had this to say about it.