The Prez has been content to allow situations at home and abroad to fester in a state of misdirection. Madame Pelosi is not the type to allow this kind of incompetence. There is an old saying "Behind every good man is a good woman". She will tell the little worm to get off his ass and bring something that will work to the table. Her reputation and legacy is at stake now too and unlike Dubya she is serious and proactive. She will not tolerate bullshit from incompetent and self serving subordinates. He doesnt have to agree with her in order to let her demands be a driving force for him and his administration. If he will let her play her role and not simply "mud wrestle" for the next two years he may even salvage his own legacy.