How to Really Distance Yourself From Nancy Pelosi

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In this inhospitable political climate, many congressional Democrats are wary of appearing with President Obama, or showing support for the party's agenda. A few are running ads calling attention to their votes against health-care reform or the stimulus package as a way to demonstrate their independence. But only Alabama blue dog Bobby Bright — who was named the most conservative Democrat in Congress by the National Journal earlier this year — has truly gone the extra mile by joking that Pelosi might "get sick and die" before he has to decide whether to vote for her for speaker again. [Plum Line/WP]