Margaret O'Brien Steinfels November 17, 2006 - 11:32am
I don't get the media hysteria over Rep. Nancy Pelosi supporting Rep. John Murtha for Democratic House leader as she promised she would if the Dems won back the House. Rep. Steny Hoyer won instead and she congratualted him. Hoyer sensibly responded,"let's move on." Why the hysteria and dark predictions that she's compromised her authority. What am I missing here?
In the meantime, racist-talking Senator Trent Lott booted from his post last term for praising the 1948 segregationist campaign of Strom Thurmond gets elected as Republican whip. The same media could barely bring themselves to yawn. What am I missing here?