Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Making Nice!

See, Pelosi isn't the Wicked Witch of the West she is made out to be. Via Roll Call, RawStory shares this nugget:
In what is described as a "random act of bipartisan kindness," incoming Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly offered her Republican predecessor Dennis Hastert prized office space during the 110th Congress, according to a report in today's Roll Call.

The article in the "Heard on the Hill" gossip column by Mary Ann Akers suggests that Pelosi will not house the controversial former Speaker of the House in a less desirable space. While he loses the office with a balcony he has occupied, Hastert will take over the coveted office of the outgoing Republican chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, who is retiring at the end of the 109th Congress.

The office provides a favored view of the National Mall. Roll Call also presents the possibility that the move could result in some controversy among House Democrats.
So either this is a sincere gesture to promote bipartisanship, or a reminder of the old adage; 'Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer!'


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