Today's Richmond Times-Dispatch, with the help of Politico.com, takes a look at the first weeks of Pelosi's reign in D.C.
In today's editorial, Promises, Promises, the Times-Dispatch wrote:
- During the 2006 campaign Pelosi vowed the most ethical House in the history of American government. Among her first acts was promoting the candidacy of ethically questionable Rep. John Murtha during his failed bid for majority leader. Pelosi followed that by nominating ethically questionable Rep. Bill Jefferson (he of $90,000 in-the-freezer fame) to the House Homeland Security Committee. Better judgment (and public outrage) stopped her from appointing ethically questionable Rep. Alcee Hastings to head the House Intelligence Committee.
- Her leadership team pledged five-day workweeks after years of the supposedly lax three-day variety imposed by GOP House leaders. How taxing is the new schedule? In Congress' first two months, the House held one five-day work week.
- What about treating the minority Republican Party better than it treated the Dems when they were in the minority? During the flurry of Democratic initiatives in the first few weeks of the 110th Congress, Pelosi opened the floor to the GOP once for its members to propose an alternative.
The Dems ... and their empty promises. Stay tuned ... it has just begun.