I swear, there are times when I think the RNC-talking-points distributors over at The Politico exist solely to boost my blood pressure. Just get a load of this bit of dreck from Glenn Thrush about how Evil Nancy Pelosi evilly keeps evil lists of people like Heath Shuler who, well, really and truly deserve to be on somebody’s poop list:
Nancy Pelosi likes to keep lists.
As a young political protégé of her father, Baltimore Mayor Tommy D’Alesandro, the preteen speaker-to-be would spend hours leafing through the list of voters her father had helped in some way — fixing a pothole, finding them a job, even getting them a hot meal.
It was known as the “favor file.”
Those around Pelosi say she has always kept her own favor file. But, like her father, she has also maintained a “disfavor file” in her head — a roster of those whom she believes have screwed up, betrayed her, challenged her or merely annoyed her.
Wow! She’s doing what she should be doing if she wanted to win any sort of elective office beyond school board member! Let’s paint her as frickin’ Tony Soprano!
Funny how it’s somehow considered wrong for Pelosi to want to smack down Heath Shuler, yet it’s perfectly OK and reasonable for Boehner, Steele, and McConnell to try to threaten Specter and Snowe and Collins with primaries. Oh, and somebody call me when Pelosi gets even a tenth as hardball as did Tom DeLay, who used his power as de facto Speaker of the House (Denny Hastert was his tool) — and his friendships with Pat Robertson and Jack Abramoff — not just to threaten primaries against GOP congresscritters, but to force K Street lobbyists to donate almost solely to Republicans. Until then, kindly STFU. Thank you.