Saturday, May 16, 2009

What Government Does Well

Government does a lot of things badly. It does a few things well.

Generally speaking, anything that the private sector can do, it can do better than the government. The private sector is more efficient, quicker and often "smarter" than the government. There are some things that the private sector cannot do. National Security on a large scale (i.e., the operation of a military). Government doesn't do that very well. Hammers and toilet seats cost the government thousands of dollars more than they should. Nonetheless, the private sector will never be able to raise and maintain a military.

One thing the government does very well, however, is keep records. Government officials love to keep track of what they do and when they do it. Paperwork greases the wheels of government, ti seems.

It is this fact that will be the downfall of Nancy Pelosi. 

Even though Nancy says that the CIA is lying and can't get its facts straight, the CIA is meticulous about its record keeping. In fact, it's incumbent upon the CIA to keep track of things in an efficient and accurate manner. 

The CIA has no incentive to lie about this issue. They were doing something that they were told was legal. They had the support of the administration. And Nancy's reasons for the CIA lying make absolutely no sense, whatsoever. 

Nancy has every reason to lie. It is political suicide for her to admit she knew about waterboarding after spending the last three or four years joining the chorus of liberals who began to complain about the Bush administration policies.

Nancy is not going to come out on top of this one. The best she can hope for is that she will not lose her congressional seat. Many pundits are already saying she will not be able to remain Speaker of the House past the end of the summer.

I guess you could say that, Nancy Pelosi has the potential to become one of those 500 million people she thinks is losing a job every month.


Southern Drawl May 16, 2009 at 10:55 PM  

One would think that this would be her end, however, the dems are forever able to survive issues that would have sunk a republican post haste. I would so love the truth undo her...

Anonymous,  May 17, 2009 at 5:00 AM  

I agree with SD above. I still believe we could throw her out with enough pressure on members of congress. It is the media who will try to divert attention away from Pelosi. As SD said however, if it was a republican or conservative in general, they'd blast it all over the front page and their web pages.

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