Cheney, Pelosi Advance Truth Commission

Jazz Shaw bids Nancy Pelosi goodbye and (if I read between the lines correctly) good riddance.

Dan Balz loosely suggests Madame Speaker’s contorted outbursts might finally give us a truth commission, as Andrew Sullivan and others have recommended.

Of course, Cheney’s refusal to go quietly into the night has played a role, too — as Marc Ambinder notes in his list of “Ten Reasons Why A Torture Probe Is More Likely,” which Joe Gandelman linked to earlier today.

I’m torn, variously supporting and rejecting a commission, depending on the day of the week and the last pro or con commentary I’ve read. As recently as yesterday, I took the position Shaun Mullen took this morning. Today, I’m re-considering that position, thinking a truth commission may be — after all the hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing — the only way to put this ugly, ugly chapter behind us.

In the meantime, this much seems to be a given: Dick and Nancy will keep pounding their shoes on the table, regardless of the consequences.

Author: PETE ABEL