Is Nancy Pelosi making a bid to join Robert Welch, longtime leader of the John Birch Society, as a truly great conspiracy theorist?
It would seem only an inspired paranoic could find it so unaccountably strange -- cue the "Twilight Zone" theme music -- that there's a public outcry about a mosque project planned two blocks from Ground Zero that an investigation is in order. But Pelosi senses foul play.
"There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some," she told KCBS radio in San Francisco late Tuesday. "And I join those who have called for looking into how this opposition to the mosque is being funded."
So fire up the subpoenas and get Henry Waxman on the case. Or reunite Woodward and Bernstein to "follow the money." Whatever. Someone needs to expose the nefarious financial tentacles.
What everyone else in America sees as a natural reaction against an ill-advised project, Nancy Pelosi sees as . . . Chinatown.
Her mental health is fine, of course; it's only her perspective that's warped. She is such a deeply parochial liberal that every time public opinion swings in a direction she dislikes, she can only imagine malign financiers or puppet-masters at work. (Continues here)