Not satisfied with insisting that the U.S. Air Force serve as the Speaker's official airline, Speaker Pelosi has decided that because she is the Speaker she is not bound by the House Rules.
The Speaker has started a blog to assist in carrying out her radical political agenda, including the "slow bleed strategy" designed to undermine the nation's foreign policy. The blog is part of the House Speaker's website. If you can stomach it, you can visit Pelosi's blog and scroll through post after post containing C-SPAN videos used to support the speaker's San Francisco values political agenda.
I don't begrudge the Imperial Speaker the right to bask in her Imperial glory, at least I wouldn't if she would play by the rules. Pelosi's use of C-SPAN video to further her political agenda is a gross violation of the House Rules of the 110th Congress [pdf file], rules the Speaker is charged with administering.
Rule V, 2, (c), (1) prohibits the use of recordings of House proceedings for any political purpose:
(c) Coverage made available under
this clause, including any recording
(1) may not be used for any political
Perhaps Speaker Pelosi, like Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, would like to govern by decree. If so she should at least follow his example and ask the legislature for permission to do so.
Unfortunately, Pelosi's abuse of C-SPAN video in violation of House Rule V, isn't new behavior on the part of Democrats. Sadly it is more evidence of party's culture of corruption. Does Pelosi think we have forgotten about Lamont's violation of House Rule V in his failed effort to replace then Democratic Senator Lieberman? Or perhaps she thinks if a lowly Senator wannabee can ignore the Rules, an emperor wannabee can as well.
Hat tip to Matt Margolis.