The headline comes from a nail-hitting Matthew Dowd tweet.
An observation that could apply to a plethora of attitudes and statements I’ve seen coming from Washington over the years.
This one is in response to something Nancy Pelosi said:
Aaron Blake, Washington Post: Pelosi: I didn’t ‘necessarily’ want to be House minority leader—
“I actually did not necessarily want to be leader again, but they wanted me to be, so here I am,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Pelosi surprised many by deciding to serve as the minority leader after Republicans won the House in the 2010 election and then remaining in the role after the 2012 election.
Pelosi wouldn’t say whether she would run for speaker again if Democrats somehow won the House in 2014 — a remote possibility at this point — but suggested the decision again would be made by other people.
“That would be totally up to my members,” she said.
So much brain power at work here.
Blake also reports that Pelosi and former White House spokesman (and Obama intimate) Robert Gibbs aren’t exactly singing from the same hymnal (h/t Matt Lewis).
Aaron Blake, Washington Post: Pelosi suggests Gibbs’s Obamacare comments are due to his business ties—
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested Sunday that former top Obama aide Robert Gibbs’s comment that the employer mandate portion of Obamacare won’t survive might be related to Gibbs’s business interests.
“I don’t know who his clients are or what his perspective is,” Pelosi told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “But we are celebrating the fact that we have over seven million who have signed up.”
As they say, read the rest.
I’m amazed at how realistic folks become when they’re finally released from White House Spokesjail.
I can’t even imagine, though, what Private Citizen Nancy Pelosi would be like.