Thursday, 14 November 2002

Pelosi's big "win" (updated)

In what has to be the most thankless political win since Iain Duncan-Smith was elected leader of Britain's Conservative Party last year, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was elected House Minority Leader by the Democrats.

Frankly, the Democrats missed the boat in not selecting Harold Ford, Jr., who not only is more clueful than the rest of his family combined (not that that would be hard), but also could have prompted the party to modernize its agenda; being the Party of Welfare State Clients (and little else) isn't exactly a vote-winner in 2002.

The Economist agrees (at least on Pelosi).