Nancy Pelosi is remarkably consistent. During the election campaign, she attacked Republicans for proposals to tackle the nation s fiscal problems. After the election, she is attacking the co-chairmen of Pres. Barack Obama s fiscal commission for the same offense.
To the speaker, health-care reform was a hill worth letting her members die for. After ordering Pickett s charge, Robert E. Lee reputedly mingled on the Gettysburg battlefield with his soldiers fortunate enough to have survived the debacle. It s all my fault, he said. Will Nancy Pelosi have a similar moment of regret after next Tuesday, when -- whether Republicans take the House or not -- many of her troops won t be coming back?