How dare she! --- Repuke's Scandal Of The Day: "PELOSI SKIPS TOWN AMID 'CLIFF' TALKS"
The Republican media's SCANDAL of the day? Nancy Pelosi left Washington, DC, to go back to California for the weekend on Thursday afternoon. How dare she! I mean, really, what could possibly justify what I have to assume, based on the Republican outrage, is Pelosi going for a frivolous weekend at a spa without means of communication. That's got to be it, right? Right?
"She went home for a funeral of a friend who passed away this week," Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill confirms. "Services are this morning."
Pelosi's office would not reveal which friend of Pelosi's had passed away, and criticized this reporter as being in "poor taste to ask about what funeral she is attending."
Not to worry, Hammill insists, Pelosi will still be able to help work out the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. "Just as Speaker Boehner's spokesman has pointed out with respect to Ohio, California has many airports and cell phone service," writes Hammill in an email.