In the runup to the mid-term elections last year, I was among many Democrats who felt a bit queasy about the prospect of Nancy Pelosi returning as Speaker of the House, assuming the Dems took control of the chamber. Fresh start, clean slate, she’d been so demonized by the opposition as the quintessential radical San Francisco liberal—maybe we should start anew with a younger face who wouldn’t be yoked to the past so we could usher in a less encumbered generation of leadership.
All of that was in the air, and I was breathing it in, not in great gulps, but tentatively, as through a straw.
Then I just happened to behold her in a “60 Minutes” interview they may as well have entitled, “Hear Nancy Roar.”
What a beast, I realized. We’d be crazy to let this fierce woman’s cojones go to waste as just another representative from California.
In her interview, she emphasized, in pointed, don’t-mes...Read More