When, dear Lord, oh, when will the Democrats grow a spine?
So the hot news over at CNN is that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi publicly called George W. McFlightSuit "incompetent".
Well, no, actually, not quite. In the Democratic spirit of dodging, weaving and tap dancing, you can see what really happened in this excerpt from the article:
"The situation in Iraq and the reckless economic policies in the United States speak to one issue for me, and that is the competence of our leader," Pelosi said. "These policies are not working. But speaking specifically to Iraq, we have a situation where -- without adequate evidence -- we put our young people in harm's way."
So did Pelosi actually call Bush incompetent? Absolutely ... sort of, kind of, maybe:
Asked specifically if she was calling Bush incompetent, Pelosi replied:
"I believe that the president's leadership in the actions taken in Iraq demonstrate an incompetence in terms of knowledge, judgment and experience in making the decisions that would have been necessary to truly accomplish the mission without the deaths to our troops and the cost to our taxpayers."
Apparently, in the Democratic universe, this rates as a real up-front, in-your-face, kick-butt smackdown. Of course, a real smackdown would have been Pelosi coming back with, "Of course he's incompetent! How much more evidence do you need?!?! Failed economy. Failed war. Yeesh. The guy's a moron. Even his own advisers admit they have to summarize anything over two pages long to him."
But we all know that's not going to happen. Even as the Republicans have honed their nasty attack strategies over the years, the Dems are still mind-numbingly incompetent at this game. It's just purely depressing to watch.