Such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying, "I'm trying to save the planet!"
And Barack Obama telling Capitol Hill Democrats that, "This is the moment ... that the world has been waiting for."
And Washington Post writer Dana Milbank notes that Obama recently released a statement saying, "I look forward to working with the democratically elected government of Pakistan." Why not look that far ahead? Reports indicate Obama has already directed his staff to begin the transition to power.
But something Nancy Pelosi said after the Capitol Hill meeting with Obama should not go unnoticed. In claiming that Obama can change the way Washington operates, she said, "If we do what I know is possible, then I think we can shake up Washington and actually deliver for the American people -- and that's an exciting prospect."
Hello? Isn't transforming Washington and shaking up things and delivering for the American people something the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is eminently capable of doing? She controls the House agenda and is third in line to the presidency.
What Pelosi has in mind, however, is a little more circumspect, we suspect: a Democratic president and Democratic Congress shoving the left-wing's agenda down America's throat.
Pelosi, who became speaker in 2007, could have shaken things up and delivered already. She could have worked with Republicans to achieve compromise on any number of issues. Instead, under her gavel, Democrats, in their unrestrained hatred of the president and blind zeal to retreat from Iraq regardless of the consequences, have ground Washington to a halt.
Pelosi could deliver a glimmer of hope for energy independence for America. But she denied every attempt to debate and pass domestic drilling legislation, which, by the way, is favored by about three-quarters of Americans.
Pelosi has her eye on left-wing domination and, in her spare time, saving the planet. And she's waiting for the inevitable Obama administration to pounce.
How sad. As Speaker of the House, she could have made a huge difference simply by doing her job.