Last week, Nancy Pelosi said that Gen. McChrystal should report his recommendations up his chain of command and not in press conference:
The always modern, forward thinking GOP, through the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) responded:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticized Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal on Charlie Rose last night for going public in London last week with his assessment of the war in Afghanistan -- which he believes requires tens of thousands of additional U.S. troops for victory.
"Let me say this about Gen. McChrystal, with all due respect," Pelosi said. "His recommendation to the President should go up the line of command. They shouldn't be in press conferences."
"That's not where this debate takes place," Pelosi added.
I guess they think The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES place is in the kitchen, barefoot & pregnant?
Washington- General Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan rejected a call to scale down troops last week and reasserted the need for a strategy that will lead to victory in Afghanistan. That wasn’t good enough for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) who once called for the same strategy advocated by the military’s top ground commander.
...If Nancy Pelosi’s failed economic policies are any indicator of the effect she may have on Afghanistan, taxpayers can only hope McChrystal is able to put her in her place.
Well, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was the first to jump to the Speakers, and women everywhere's defense (via Politico):
But then, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) doubled down on behalf of their Neanderthal brethren in the Senate (also via Politico):
"I think the place for a woman is at the top of the House of Representatives," said Wasserman Schultz.
"It's evidence they long for the days when a woman's place was in the kitchen. Now a woman is third in line for the presidency... But it's not surprising, coming from a party that's 80 percent male and 100 percent white," she added, referring to the composition of the House GOP conference.
Well, Nancy didn't take any of this this lying down, as it were (via ThinkProgress):
NRCC Spokesman Ken Spain was unrepentant, telling POLITICO that Pelosi is "playing out of her league," and questioned the reluctance of Democrats to call for McChrystal to testify in a hearing on the war.
Spain: "Spare us the lectures and mock-outrage. The Speaker of the House is taking on a highly decorated general who has outlined a strategy in Afghanistan that she once claimed to advocate... [S]he’s playing out of her league and she knows it.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz saying the GOP is a "party that's 80 percent male and 100 percent white," is an understatement.
Q: Madame Speaker, I was wondering if I could get a response from you on the NRCC saying, calling you "General Pelosi," and saying that you, quote, "need to be put in your place"?
PELOSI: It’s really sad. They really don’t understand how inappropriate that is. I’m in my place. I’m the Speaker of the House, the first woman Speaker of the House, and I’m in my place because the House of Representatives voted me there. But that language is something I haven't even heard in decades.