Pelosi's First 100 Days

Ed Waage
AP has a flattering story about the first 100 days of Nancy Pelosi's term as Speaker of the House:
Nancy Pelosi won her biggest victory in her first 100 days as speaker by making peace among her own House Democrats. Mollifying moderates and staving off liberal defections, she narrowly wrung passage of legislation setting a troop withdrawal deadline from Iraq.
However, NewsBusters reports that most of the media fail to mention that no significant legislation has cleared the Congress. Especially noteworthy is that none of the highly touted "Six for 06" campaign promises for legislation has gone to the President. According to NewsBusters, only ABC news with Charles Gibson has covered the lack of progress adequately:
Democrats in the House and Senate have passed bills [list on screen] allowing funding of embryonic stem cell research, increasing the minimum wage, implementing 9/11 commission recommendations and funding the Iraq war while requiring troops to start withdrawing. But Democratic leaders have yet to reconcile the House and Senate versions of these bills and send them to the White House. And while campaigning last year Democrats emphasized the laws they would pass, today they say their success should be judged differently.

Senator Charles Schumer: "Change, accountability and oversight have become more than words, they've become our mission."
Why are we not surprised that Democrats have achieved nothing thus far. They are better at criticizing than leading.

Video of the ABC news story can be found here under Confetti or Rotten Tomatoes.
AP has a flattering story about the first 100 days of Nancy Pelosi's term as Speaker of the House:
Nancy Pelosi won her biggest victory in her first 100 days as speaker by making peace among her own House Democrats. Mollifying moderates and staving off liberal defections, she narrowly wrung passage of legislation setting a troop withdrawal deadline from Iraq.
However, NewsBusters reports that most of the media fail to mention that no significant legislation has cleared the Congress. Especially noteworthy is that none of the highly touted "Six for 06" campaign promises for legislation has gone to the President. According to NewsBusters, only ABC news with Charles Gibson has covered the lack of progress adequately:
Democrats in the House and Senate have passed bills [list on screen] allowing funding of embryonic stem cell research, increasing the minimum wage, implementing 9/11 commission recommendations and funding the Iraq war while requiring troops to start withdrawing. But Democratic leaders have yet to reconcile the House and Senate versions of these bills and send them to the White House. And while campaigning last year Democrats emphasized the laws they would pass, today they say their success should be judged differently.

Senator Charles Schumer: "Change, accountability and oversight have become more than words, they've become our mission."
Why are we not surprised that Democrats have achieved nothing thus far. They are better at criticizing than leading.

Video of the ABC news story can be found here under Confetti or Rotten Tomatoes.