Friday, May 22, 2009
The role of a political opposition is interesting to observe, especially when it is trying to bring down the majority. This is what is happening to the Speaker of the House in Washington DC. Republicans are using the Speaker's contention that the CIA lied to her as a wedge to pry her from office. It is unlikely to work but the process of partisanship will run its course and maybe, weaken her authority and credibility. If the Republicans don't get her this time, there is always a chance they will succeed in the future. They are hoping to build a case against her and to damage her credibility to the point at which she can no longer lead. This is rough-and-tumble PR, which has little application outside of politics, and it is distasteful.