Audio: Karl Rove demolishes Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Either Nancy Pelosi knew that the vote was going to fail yesterday, or she didn’t. If she didn’t know, then the failure of passage can directly laid at her uncritical willingness to permit her own caucus to slide on an unpopular vote, while doing less than nothing to bring in equally-concerned Republicans – which could be seen as another way of calling her a blithering incompetent fool. If she did know, then she lied, to all of us, and is currently risking the health of the American economic system for partisan political gain. Which might convince one to refer to her as, hmm, what’s the word?

Oh, yes. “Unpatriotic.”