Saturday, September 02, 2006

If Dems take House, Pelosi 2nd in line for presidency

In a feature in the Sept. 4 Time Magazine U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is portrayed as a shrill left-coaster given to such self-aggrandizing pronouncements as "anybody who's ever dealt with me knows not to mess with me."

Republicans are hoping the polarizing Pelosi is more visible this fall. Look for that to happen with ads showing her second in line for the presidency right behind Dick Cheney. That's a frightening prospect for many considering the inherent dangers of the presidency and Cheney's health issues. Here's the GOP reasoning: A vote for a Democrat in a congressional race anywhere in the nation could be a vote for President Nancy Pelosi. The ad script is easy for the Republicans on this one: "Are you comfortable with a San Francisco liberal, a woman who reminds many men, particularly in the heartland of their first wives, only two heartbeats away from the presidency?"

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