"quibble with some elements" is disagree with more than half of the spending (the congressional budget office says only 60% of the money in this bill will have impact by the end of 2010, not exactly fast action)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that while critics may quibble with some elements of spending in the $819 billion economic rescue plan, Democrats were willing to act — and Republicans were not.
Discussing the plan that the House approved on a strictly party line vote, Pelosi acknowledged Republican criticism that large sums of money are set aside for favored Democratic programs such as aid to education and Medicare. But she said "we are definitely stepping up to the plate to say we'll be accountable."
and even more comical "we are definitely stepping up to the plate to say we'll be accountable." Note - not that they are stepping up to the plate to BE accountable, they'll start that journey with just "saying" they'll be accountable. maybe by 2012 they'll be ready to actually be accountable.