Now that Democrats are in charge of the House and Republicans are facing two years as a legislative minority, the two parties had to meet in the middle of the capitol and exchange their scripts. In 2004, when Democrats were the minority, Nancy Pelosi was pushing for a “minority bill of rights” that would prevent the majority from running roughshod over them and use House rules to ram through their agenda; Dennis Hastert, who then occupied Pelosi’s position as Speaker, rejected the idea as absurd. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, Republicans are demanding – guess what – a minority bill of rights. No response from Pelosi yet; wanna take a bet on whether she still thinks this is what “the American people expect and deserve”? If the Democrats go along with this, I’ll send William Dembski a bottle of single malt scotch.