Whoa! What is this? A Congress that sets it's own agenda?
Nancy Pelosi is one smart pol. In a move to set the tone in Washington, Pelosi has called the Congress to session starting January 4, 2007 and running for several weeks in January. Normally, the House meets only long enough to gavel in a recess until the State of the Union later in the month.
By stealing the spotlight before the President's biggest speech of the year, Pelosi just kicked the crutch out from under the lame-duck-in-chief.
Maybe we'll get the side benefit of a Congress that works more than 100 days in a session. Wait. Maybe that's still not a good thing. This is the US House of Representatives...
I'm looking forward to next year. How about you?