I *heart* Nancy Pelosi:
Republicans have excoriated Pelosi for considering the use of a self-executing rule for health care reform, but senior Democratic staffers have distributed talking points reminding their members that the procedure was established by Republicans in 1933 and has been used hundreds of times since then by both parties.
For example, when Republicans held the House majority under Newt Gingrich, self-executing rules were used for about 30 percent of the time to pass bills. Under Speaker Dennis Hastert, 22 percent of the rules were self-executing.
Pelosi said Republicans are just trying to divert attention from the details of health reform.
"If you don't want to talk about substance, talk about process," she said. "And if you want to talk about process, let's talk about the process that insurance companies use when they say to you if you become sick you're policy is canceled."
I am waiting with bated breath for Health Care Reform to pass, and for our country to take a step forward.