WASHINGTON - With a veto fight looming, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that President Bush is in a state of denial over Iraq, "and the new Congress will show him the way" to a change in war policy.
Reid and Pelosi are doing what Republicans are supposed to be good at, and it's giving them fit. Reid says "denial." Pelosi called Bush's behavior (over the Syria trip) a "temper tantrum." It's called framing the issue. For the last six years (longer, actually), the right-wingers have controlled the terms of the debate. No more. Reid and Pelosi - unlike many spineless children who invest the Democratic Party - are NOT going to pretend that Bush's behavior is normal, or a legitimate way for a chief executive to behave.
You know what would be great? If Bush just completely loses it in public. I don't mean his usual stammering and looking confused. I mean screaming and spitting. That would be great.