He pointed out she could book her own flights on a commercial carrier if she wanted.
A look at the news showed exchanges like:
- It was irresponsible of Trump to do this.
- It was irresponsible of Pelosi to say the SOTU should be postponed
- Oh, yeah, well it's irresponsible of you to say it was irresponsible of her.
- OH, YEAH?!? It's irresponsible of you to point out it's irresponsible of me to...
What the Comrade Speaker doesn't seem to realize is that for those of us who don't live, eat, breath and sleep politics, the SOTU not being on TV really isn't punishment. It's more like a reward. Hey, I'm all about equal treatment: I've blasted Obama SOTU addresses and made fun of Trump's first. I don't watch much TV in the evenings; I'm here writing, but when the SOTU is on it's almost hard not to hear it. For days.
This "whole president does a televised speech in front of a joint session of congress" thing is new. Obviously it didn't happen before television, and 112 years of the Republic went without a speech at all, just a letter from the president. Woodrow Wilson revived the practice, which Jefferson had killed because he thought it seemed "too regal"; too much like the king addressing the subjects. It has only been an every year event, televised, with the predictable one side sitting while the other side is standing clapping scheme since the end of Jimmy Carter's term.
As long as I'm on the topic of politics, I'd be remiss if I didn't point out for any who might have missed it that Occasional Cortex said, and I quote,
I also think it’s encouraging because this is my sixth day in Congress and they’re out of all their artillery. ... Dude, you’re all out of bullets, you’re all out of bombs, you’re all out of all this stuff. What have you got left? I’m six days into the term, and you already used all your ammo. So enjoy being exhausted for the next two years while we run train on the progressive agenda.Now it's possible she didn't mean gang rape or sex with multiple people at once, the usual meaning of the term. It's possible she didn't mean they're going to rape the conservatives and push through her policies. Maybe she's just ditzy enough to use the term to mean something like "run it through like a train". And maybe not.