Nancy Pelosi is a role model for all women. She was recently interviewed by Deborah Soloman of the NYT Magazine.
Excerpts from the NYT Magazine Article:
O.K., but you could admit to having deep emotions about your setback in the House.
I have deep emotions about the American people. If I were to cry for anything, I would cry for them and the policies that they’re about to face.
Are you referring to the repeal of the health reform law, which the Republican leadership is threatening to do?
That’s why I ran. That’s one of the reasons I ran for leader — to fight any changes. Any undermining of the health care bill, of the Wall Street reform bill, of the consumer protection bill — I’ll fight that.
Historic First Woman Speaker of House Never Yet on Newsweek or Time Cover!
In the NYT Magazine article Nancy Pelosi tells Deborah Soloman that she was never on the cover of Newsweek or Time magazines even though she was the first woman Speaker of the House in the history of the United States Congress!
How could these magazines fail to put her on the cover as the historic first woman speaker of the House? Time and Newsweek have already put Mr. Boehner on their covers even before he has officially become Speaker of the House!
This is sexist prejudice to the hilt! Nancy Pelosi also said that some people may think the Speaker’s job may not be that important or hard because a woman was doing it. Is that why the media did not recognize her accomplishment when she became Madame Speaker of the House in January 2007?
Uncivil Attacks on Speaker Nancy Pelosi by Media
The media certainly loves to attack Nancy Pelosi, especially Fox News including Glenn Beck, Hannity and O’Reilly. Then there is Rush Limbaugh who launches hate-filled attacks on Ms. Pelosi. Rush Limbaugh loves to sling the mud and call people names. This is basically his brand of infotainment. It certainly is not real news.
Nancy Pelosi is one of the most effective Speaker’s of House than any other Speaker before her. She has passed hundreds of pieces of legislation successfully in her short 4-year term which is a credit to anyone, male or female!
Yet, where are the magazine covers for her? Also, Ms. Soloman’s questions to Ms. Pelosi show a missed opportunity to find out more about Ms. Pelosi and her role as Speaker of the House.
Nancy Pelosi does say that John Boehner:
“is known to cry. He cries sometimes when we’re having a debate on bills.”
However, Speaker Pelosi has “deep emotions about the American people.” She said: “If I were to cry for anything, I would cry for them and the policies that they’re about to face.”
That is why Nancy Pelosi is rightfully going to be the Minority Leader in January 2011 so she can protect the legislation that was passed for the American people under her term as Speaker.
Hats off to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She still deserves to be on the cover of Time and Newsweek magazines for the fact that she passed landmark legislation for Health Care Reform, Financial Reform and Consumer Protections that benefits all Americans.
Passage of Middle Class Tax Cuts
To her credit, she just passed important legislation to extend tax cuts for people making $250,000 or less and to let tax cuts for the top 1-2% expire. However, almost all Republicans voted against tax cuts for the middle class because they couldn’t extend tax cuts for the top 1-2% which would increase the deficit by $700 Billion Dollars!