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  1. Just what we need in this country another Jessie Jackson.

    Comment by Walter Archambeault — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 7:56 am

  2. At least Pelosi has been elected to something, unlike Mr. Jackson.

    Indeed, she is the third highest constitutional officer in our system.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 8:02 am

  3. Middle East Round-Up, Credit And Blame Edition.

    In other news, Representative Nancy Pelosi shows politics really heats up at the water’s edge and “begins negotiations”, I suppose with her office, with the Syrian branch of the Baath conspiracy. Look at the picture of her sitting wit…

    Trackback by Pros and Cons — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 9:21 am

  4. […] Honza P. labels me a “Congressional supremacist” in a post today at Pros and Cons. The context of his post is that of the notion that I likely support Pelosi’s trip to the Middle East. As I noted this morning, I am not a fan of such trips independent of the basic foreign policy strategies of a given administration (and would still not be a fan if it was a Democratic President and Republican Speaker), but I also think that she has every right to pursue the trip if she so desires. Not only is she the third ranking constitutional officer in our system, but Congress has the right to fact find, which is essentially what she is currently doing. […]

    Pingback by PoliBlog ™: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts » On Congressional Supremacists, Democracy and Madison — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 11:55 am

  5. […] Honza P. labels me a “Congressional supremacist” in a post today at Pros and Cons. The context of his post is that of the notion that I likely support Pelosi’s trip to the Middle East. As I noted this morning, I am not a fan of such trips independent of the basic foreign policy strategies of a given administration (and would still not be a fan if it was a Democratic President and Republican Speaker), but I also think that she has every right to pursue the trip if she so desires. Not only is she the third ranking constitutional officer in our system, but Congress has the right to fact find, which is essentially what she is currently doing. […]

    Pingback by PoliBlog ™: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts » On Congressional Supremacists, Democracy and Madison — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 11:55 am

  6. Covering one’s head

    Nancy Pelosi may have her head covered with a scarf, but some bloggers out there got paper bags over their heads. Again.

    Trackback by The Florida Masochist — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

  7. […] I don’t like Pelosi’s trip either. Congress people of either party shouldn’t be taking part in private diplomacy. Other voices of reason are Steven Taylor and Ann Althouse. Not surprisingly, Ann, Steven and James are three of my favorite bloggers. […]

    Pingback by The Bullwinkle Blog » Blog Archive » Covering one’s head — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

  8. Nancy Pelosi’s Syria Head Scarf Controversy

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Syria has sparked controversy, not just because it is in defiance of White House foreign policy but because of her decision to wear a head scarf and abaya while visiting a mosque.
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mi…

    Trackback by Outside The Beltway | OTB — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

  9. I have a couple questions one might suppose could easily be answered by the State Department if they so chose.

    1) How would the State Department advise Executive branch officials concerning protocol when visiting a religious institution on foreign soil? (I assume but am not certain they would advise other government officials if asked)

    2) About a year ago, Condi Rice was scheduled to visit a Mosque in JAck Straw’s home district. The visit was cancelled due to threatened anti-war protests. But one would assume that protcol for the visit had been reviewed and that appropriate attire was established well in advance. So was Condi going wear headscarf?

    Comment by RandyB — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 7:25 pm

  10. I want to say that both Rice and Laura Bush have worn similar scarves in the past, but I have not been able to locate a picture.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 7:33 pm

  11. […] Q: “Somehow of all the problems we have these days, the fact that Speaker showed proper respect during a visit to a Mosque isn’t one of them. Are we really in such a tenuous position globally and so insecure that something like this is upsetting?” […]

    Pingback by Rhetorical Questions with Real Answers, the Continuing Series § Unqualified Offerings — Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 10:51 pm

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