Let me just note something here, Madam Speaker: you have twenty or so seats that were ours in 2006. Every single one of those seats is held by a freshman Representative who will have to go home in August and campaign. Do you really want to send them out there to explain to their constituents why gas prices have doubled under their watch? Because we’re planning to bring up the topic, in precisely the ways that you really, really don’t want us to. And there’s no reason whatsoever to assume that the above 20 point deficit can’t be shrunk. A lot.
So let’s dance.
Nancy’s response–at least for the moment–is summarized by this bumper sticker.