So much for draining that swamp.
Pelosi dismissed Congress yesterday, mainly so that her troubled caucus could return to their districts to campaign, especially for cash as the GOP fundraising advantage is eclipsing that of Democrats. But still left on the table was a lot of unfinished business – including a vote to extend the Bush tax cuts. Pelosi's a lot of things, but stupid isn't one of them. She didn't have the votes to only partially extend the cuts because members of her own party were breaking ranks with her. If she brought a vote to the floor, she'd lose. And no Speaker will call a vote unless victory is all but guaranteed.
Democrats also left some unfinished business when it comes to trials for ethically challenged members of their party – Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters.
And what about her promise in 2006 that she will run "the most honest, most open most ethical congress in history?" I guess she forgot to mention she'd be running the most hypocritical congress in history, as well.
I guess in the politically perverse world of Nancy Pelosi, promises are meant to be broken.