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Rebuttal

Nancy Pelosi is offended that Republicans won’t tear themselves away from the game tonight to complain about Obama’s speech.

Staying Power

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Nancy Pelosi seems to think nothing is changing except her job title – from “Speaker of the House” to “Minority Leader”.  Not all members of her party are going with the flow.  Mike Quigley of Illinois tells the Boston Globe she’s “politically toxic”.

My political pledge – no more melting metaphors.  UPDATE: Here’s a good explainer by David Broder about how the Democratic leadership changed its rules to avoid change.

First Amendment vs. First Amendment

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Pelosi wants an investigation of first amendment stomping Ground Zero Mosque protesters.  Nat Hentoff is investigating the man behind the mosque, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.  Hentoff, a powerful defender of the first amendment, doesn’t care for the location of Cordoba House either.  Here’s his column.

The New Republic’s Todd Gitlin thinks the mosque is swell. Both writers take a look at the Imam’s book, What’s Right with Islam is What’s Right with America, and his claim that Islamic law fits the U.S. Constitution.   Here’s Gitlin’s column.

Campaign Slogan Tryouts

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Robert Gibbs said Republicans could win the House. Pelosi slammed Gibbs.  Joe Biden claimed, “we’re going to win the House and the Senate”.  Rep. Bill Pascrell (D., N.J.) felt compelled to announce ”…an end to a growing rumor that the president doesn’t want the House, only the Senate, and feels he can get more done with a split Congress…” .  Jonathan Weisman and Naftali Bendavid have the story in the WSJ.

Pelosi Briefs

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The Speaker of the House says CIA lied to her.  The Chief of Central Intelligence says that’s a lie.