Friday, July 15, 2011
The WSJ has an interesting story that claims that in the midst of the debt-ceiling fight there has been some recent restoration of Nancy Pelosi's influence (yes, that is the actual picture accompanying the story -- no married man is going to like that image). Among other delightful bits, there is this:
[I]n a White House meeting, Ms. Pelosi noted that she had sent flowers to former President George W. Bush, despite their heated policy disagreements. That was a way of urging Republicans to show courtesy to Mr. Obama.
Now that we know what the country's senior Democratic legislator believes passes for courtesy to a president of the opposing party, it would be very helpful if some Republican would prove he or she respects President Obama by sending him some flowers. Or, perhaps, something he would actually want. Like a carton of Marlboros. Or some tasty food that Michelle won't let him eat. Or, if he wants to be a bit self-effacing, Paul Ryan could send him a bottle of 2004 Jayer-Gilles Echézeaux du Dessus. Take away the talking point, guys, and have some fun while you're at it!