PELOSI IN SYRIA….Can we all please get a grip on the Pelosi in Syria story? Please? It’s hardly unheard of for members of Congress to visit foreign countries and talk to their leaders, and it’s not as if Pelosi was negotiating a treaty or something. As for “undermining” the president’s foreign policy, that’s just laughable. “Nobody gets to talk to the Syrians” hardly qualifies as a foreign policy in the first place.

At the same time, the Speaker of the House really does have different responsibilities than your average pol. That doesn’t mean Pelosi isn’t allowed to travel, but it does mean that it’s obviously a different thing for her to have a chat with Assad than it is for a couple of obscure backbenchers. Come on, people.