05/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Rep: Pelosi Is "Tom Delay In A Skirt"

Congressman Mike Rogers used some colorful language this week to describe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom he described as "crazy," "mean as a snake," and "Tom Delay in a skirt," according to the Montgomery Adviser. The Alabama Republican made the remarks while in his home district during Congress' two-week April recess.

Despite President Barack Obama's commitment to bipartisanship, Rogers says Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi (whom he described as "crazy," "mean as a snake" and "Tom DeLay in a skirt") and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid didn't get that memo.

"They don't talk to us," he said. "They've got the vote, and they can do what they want."

Rogers said to be fair Democrats are paying Republicans back for how they were treated when the Republicans controlled Congress. [...]

"At some point we've got to recognize that the power goes back and forth," he said. "One side only has it for a finite time and we've got to work together while the minority is still sensitive because that's going to be us one day."

HT: Political Wire.