|On a related note, [Nancy Pelosi] -- 2nd in line for president of this country -- said that half a billion Americans will lose their jobs if we don't pass the Obama stimulus plan. |
Now, that's a lot of Americans, right there.
Now, if she were Texan and Republican, she'd get raked over the coals for such alarmism. I'm of the current mindset that she won't get the heavy criticism that Joe Biden got -- even though they're both from the same party, saying really, really stupid things. Part of that difference in criticism (between [Pelosi] and Biden) will stem from Biden's statements being more important for the future of the Democrats. I am led to believe, though, that part of the difference in criticism will stem from her being a female.
It's what radio personality, Chris Baker, calls "the soft bigotry of low expectations" (not that there's anything right with that).
(Edited by Ed Thompson on 2/05, 12:01pm)