Some notes from a news-room guy:
At a news conference today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Bush to “calm down with the threats…there’s a new Congress in town.”
She was asked about the President’s promise of a veto to the war spending bill that calls for a timeline for withdrawal.
“I wish the president would take a deep breath and respect our constitutional role,” she said.
She went on to accuse the president of getting the military into a situation where the funds were urgently needed. At his speech this morning, Bush had warned that the blame will be laid squarely at the feet of Democrats if troops don’t get this money in time.
“We are going to give him everything he asked for, and more,” [ I assume she means all the farm subsidies, pork, etc] she said, before concluding, “take a deep breath, Mr. President.”