Originally Posted by elau
Is she any better, Jay?
I like how you elito-leftists make Pelosi's gaffe all about Bush and Rice, in a predictable effort to deflect one's obvious culpability. The reason the rest of us are so fucking sick of liberals is that you will simultaneously excuse, deny, and defend ANY behavior - no matter how inappropriate or dispicable - within your ranks. The concept of personal accountability is foreign to you.
There are lots of places in the world that this type of mentality is so engrained in culture and society, and so I sit in constant amazement as to why the fuck you even bother with that shit here in America. You'd be sooooooo much happier in Germany, or France, or Belgium, or Holland.
The solution for a state department that isn't performing is NOT for untrained congressmen to engage in DIY international diplomacy. I don't think the other instances of representatives travelling abroad on pseudo-diplomatic missions have been done without prior acknowledgement of the sitting administration. Pelosi is grandstanding, and as GS rightly pointed out, doing so at the expense of not just her constituency's interests, but at the expense of the American taxpayer.
Hopefully, nothing truly tragic will result from her woefully inept and nearsighted endeavor overseas.