Pelosi’s popularity is shrinking faster than your 401(K). Ms “Let Me Read My Statement Because I’m Lying” Speaker of the House has really done a number this time……not only with conflicting testimonies and a flustering press conference, but actually accusing the CIA of misleading (a.k.a. lying to) Congress. Good one Nancy. Attack the Central Intelligence Agency. Oh, and demoralize the men and women in uniform while you’re at it. So much for the “partnership, not partisanship” she promised during the final term of Bush 43. Well, let’s be honest; that was shattered within seconds of being uttered.

Newt Gingrich had some choice words for her. Along with “despicable” and “vicious”, he said the following on an ABC radio show:

I think she has a huge problem. I think she has lied to the House. And I think that the House has an absolute obligation to open an inquiry. I hope there will be a resolution to investigate her. And I think this is a big deal. I don’t think the Speaker of the House can lie to the country on national security matters. This isn’t politics; this is national security…….She can’t win either way. She’s either got to say to you ‘I didn’t understand’, in which case she’s stupid; or in fact she didn’t want to understand. In which case she’s frankly pretty dishonest. Now I think that’s a pretty weak background for a Speaker to say ‘Should I take the stupid defense or the dishonest defense? Which one do you think works better?’

He also isn’t too fond of the investigations in the first place (along with roughly 60% of Americans):

I find it unbelievably offensive that left-wing Democrats don’t care about defending America. They care more about hunting down and purging their political opponents in a way that is going to cripple this country. If you were a young man or woman out there today, would you feel comfortable do anything to do defend America, knowing that tomorrow they could decide you were a criminal? I think people need to understand, this is really, really dangerous.

What’s to become of Ms. Pelosi? Will Obama throw her under the bus? (Is there room under there next to Jeremiah Wright?) Will she resign as Speaker? Will she be forced out of office? Or will the powers that be turn a blind eye, like they seem to do with so many other things?

I hope she has enough respect for the office she holds to step down as Speaker. I hope the voters in California finally wise up and run her out of office. I really hope her political career is over.

What say you?