I have written about Madam Speaker many many many times on this site. Many. MANY. MAAAAAANY.
I’m not sure what more there is to say (and if I missed anything, I think the Washington Post probably got it today).
She earned power and wielded it masterfully, delivering HUGE, double-black-diamond difficulty level legislative wins for both President Obama and President Biden.
She raised VAST sums of money for the Democratic party and for individual candidates, particularly in the House.
She may have been the ONLY person who could’ve kept the Democratic House caucus together in lockstep in the TrumPutin years. She was the ONLY person who could’ve gotten the Affordable Care Act passed. She took a razor-thin majority in the past two years and worked absolute magic with it. She is a master negotiator with an uncanny ability to know just when to use the carrot, and, well, as her daughter Alexandra put it:
“She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding…No one ever won betting against Nancy Pelosi.”
And she did it all while elegantly attired in Hermès, Armani, and Manolos, and while keeping a freezer full of ice cream at the ready for her nine grandchildren.
Thank you, Madam Speaker, for your dedicated service to our country. You are one of a kind, and we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have you working for us every day in Congress these past 35 years.
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She is a powerful woman. I admire her.
She did her homework better than anyone else did. Simply the best!