cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
That memorable phrase could aptly be used to describe what happened in the U.S. House of Representatives late Saturday evening. Commander Pelosi essentially forced the Democrats to forget about the potential damage they would do to both the country as well as to themselves, and she ultimately got the outcome she desired.
Her Highness, Nancy Pelosi, feels that she has sufficient votes to get the House wrangled together on Saturday for the final vote on her health bill. This vote is scheduled for Saturday for several reasons. Among those is the lesser scrutiny that she expects from the press, the fact that the members would've otherwise been home and are anxious to leave town, and the fact that she buys a bit more time, can make a few more promises and hoodwink/threaten the last one or two into a yes vote.
The coming vote on the health care reform bills of both the House and the Senate continue to cause a lot of "ink" to be spent; and rightfully so. This issue carries with it significant issues that will exacerbate our problems rather than resolve our problems with health care and health care financing.